The 54-year-old, who famously played Christopher Moltisanti on the hit HBO series “The Sopranos,” told Page Six on Tuesday he was “extremely ill” when he arrived in California from New York on March 1.
“I was really sick,” said the actor. “I didn’t get tested but I was really sick in New York at the end of February.”
The Emmy winner is also certain that his family may have also picked up the virus.
“My wife and one of my kids got it,” said Imperioli. “We had most of the symptoms. We didn’t get tested because we weren’t sick enough to go to the hospital.”
“We didn’t want to go to the hospital,” he continued. “We haven’t been tested… We’re better now but we were pretty sick.”
According to the outlet, Imperioli is currently keeping busy co-hosting the “Talking Sopranos” podcast alongside his former co-star Steve Schirripa, who played mobster Bobby Baccalieri in the series.
For most people, the coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough, that clear up in two to three weeks. But it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia, and death for some people, especially older adults and people with existing health problems.
Around the world, confirmed infections stood at more than 3.1 million — including 1 million in the U.S. — and the confirmed global death toll topped 217,000, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University. The true toll is believed to be much higher because of limited testing, differences in counting the dead and concealment by some governments.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.