This foreign born A/A- list actor thought he had COVID-19 so he told the world he did.
It turns out he had the flu, but didn’t bother to correct the record.
In fact, he didn’t even get tested until after he told everyone he tested positive.
Idris Elba shares coronavirus health update, says he’s ‘stuck in limbo’ after quarantine period
Idris Elba is sharing a health update after revealing he tested positive for coronavirus on March 16.
In a video posted to his social media accounts Tuesday, the actor, 47, said he and his wife Sabrina Dhowre are “doing OK” and are still asymptomatic.
He also encouraged everyone worried about the virus to stay calm.
“Take it from me, man. I thought I was definitely going to see the worst of it as an asthmatic, but thankfully I came through and so can you,” he said.
Elba also explained why he and his wife are not able to get home to London.
“We’ve passed the quarantine period but we’re a little bit stuck in limbo. We can’t get a flight back home,” he said. “So we just have to sit still for a little bit. Other than that, we’re OK, and we’re so thankful for that. I think the worst of it has probably passed.”
He related to everyone going a bit stir-crazy while stuck inside.
“It’s weird because I never sit still, Sabrina never sits still either and I think she’s finding it harder,” he added. “She’s getting cabin fever … but we’re both good mentally, just trying to stay optimistic.” – Source