The British star, whose latest film is Netflix's "Concrete Cowboys," said his experience with the coronavirus gave him a "new lease on life."
The British actor plays the father of "Stranger Things" star Caleb McLaughlin in this drama about Black horsemanship in Philadelphia.
The actor and his wife Sabrina Dhowre tested positive for COVID-19 in March.
The husband and wife both now have the coronavirus, but tell Oprah Winfrey they have no regrets.
"Creating is living right now," the actor said. "Music therapy."
A few things to think about other than the thing everyone's thinking about.
"I'm worried people aren’t talking to each other about it.... I’m worried that people are going to stigmatize other people," the British actor said.
The hashtag #ReleaseTheButtholeCut took off on Twitter after a tweet said that CGI anuses had been removed from the titular subjects.
The actor memorably portrayed Stringer Bell in the 2000s Baltimore crime drama.
The actor who played Honeymaren is among the entertainment figures diagnosed with COVID-19 as the pandemic widens.