Idris Elba Has Opened Up About Being ‘Worried’ Since Testing Positive For Coronavirus
"I’m really worried about whats going on in the world, if I’m honest, I’m worried about how we’re dealing with it."
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There’s a lot of worry around the world right now, and Idris Elba has opened up about his own worries in relation to the coronavirus.
Despite having no symptoms, Idris was tested positive for coronavirus last week, and he’s now self-isolating with his wife Sabrina. Sharing an update last night, Idris said that although he is “feeling ok”, he’s concerned about the spread of the virus and his own complications.
“Yes, of course I’m worried,” he said. “I’m worried about having the virus, I’m worried about having asthma and how that can make things really complicated for me really quickly. I’m really worried about whats going on in the world, if I’m honest, I’m worried about how we’re dealing with it. I’m worried that people aren’t talking to each other about it, I’m worried people are going to stigmatise.”
— Idris Elba (@idriselba) March 17, 2020
He added that although he’s received a lot of positive messages since his diagnosis, he’s also received criticism too. People had asked if it was safe for his wife to be isolating with him, and there were also questions of how he was tested so quickly.
“Just for clarification, Sabrina wanted to be by my side,” he said. “As much as we talked about her not coming to where I am, she did, and wanted to and I love her even more for it and I would do the same for her.” He continued, “Who am I gonna turn down my wife’s support? As much as I wanted to keep her safe, we presumed if I had it there was a likelihood she’d have it too.”
Wishing you a speedy recovery, Idris!
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