As the COVID-19/coronavirus pandemic sweeps across the planet, it’s affecting everything. Even the stars who are Just Like Us. Tom Hanks and his wife Rita Wilson tested positive for coronavirus and self-quarantined for five days, leaving the hospital today. Celebrities have been trying to get the message out about taking coronavirus seriously, and Idris Elba is now joining them after receiving a bit of bad news.
Today, actor Idris Elba announced that he’s tested positive for COVID-19 (AKA coronavirus).
This morning I tested positive for Covid 19. I feel ok, I have no symptoms so far but have been isolated since I found out about my possible exposure to the virus. Stay home people and be pragmatic. I will keep you updated on how I’m doing 👊🏾👊🏾 No panic. pic.twitter.com/Lg7HVMZglZ
— Idris Elba (@idriselba) March 16, 2020
“It sucks,” the star of The Wire said in a video to his fans. Elba said he’s not showing symptoms (yet) and that he got the test after learning he had been in contact with someone who had recently tested positive. His wife Sabrina hasn’t been tested yet. Like other celebrities, Elba also cautioned people to remember to wash their hands and avoid others. “Stay positive and don’t freak out,” he closed.
The news one of the Sexiest Men Alive has contracted coronavirus was too real for folks on Twitter and they voiced both their despair and a strong desire to nurse Idris Elba back to health.
Idris Elba right now pic.twitter.com/LgEr2FSVtu
— molls 🥶 (@juustmolls) March 16, 2020
Nice try god, this isn’t gonna make anyone not wanna fuck Idris Elba https://t.co/t4Pypb8o4F
— Chase Mitchell (@ChaseMit) March 16, 2020
CUT TO: MILLIONS OF WOMEN SHIMMYING INTO HASTILY IMPROVISED “NURSE” COSTUMES https://t.co/ZZ442OWkcK
— Rob Kutner (@ApocalypseHow) March 16, 2020
Dude’s a role model. Now everyone’s gonna want it. https://t.co/CaYDnn1oDj
— ben schwartz (@benschwartz_) March 16, 2020
If I die I die https://t.co/XQjRKSjJJv
— Elizabeth Belsky (@elizabethbelsky) March 16, 2020
If you wouldn’t risk going close to Idris Elba right now why would you risk going close to anyone else
— Aimée “Zombie Account” Lutkin (@ALutkin) March 16, 2020
— Knife de la Garza (@ofthegarza) March 16, 2020
idris elba’s mentions right now: pic.twitter.com/KOyQzq1dfM
— ziwe (@ziwe) March 16, 2020
The virus does have good taste in actors.
— Chapin (@Chapinc) March 16, 2020
God choosing whose life to spare between Tom Hanks and Idris Elba pic.twitter.com/EDsURxmbeT
— Catcus (@meowvette) March 16, 2020