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Wendy Williams & Other Celebrities React to Idris Elba's Coronavirus Diagnosis

Kareena Koirala
Mar 17, 2020
10:33 A.M.
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Idris Elba was tested positive for Coronavirus as he recently went public with the news of the diagnosis, and celebrities, including Wendy Williams and Ellen DeGeneres, react to the terrifying revelation. 


Idris Elba shocked his followers over at Twitter with a video announcement regarding his recent medical diagnosis on Monday, and in the video, he confirmed that he has tested positive for the global pandemic Coronavirus. 

In the tweet, the 47-year-old actor claimed that he "got exposed" to someone who had also tested positive for the same disease. However, he reported that he had not displayed any symptoms of the infection so far. 



In response to the appalling revelation, many celebrities, including Halle Berry and Wendy Williams, reached out to the "Beast of No Nation" star with their love and support. 

"Ugh. Stay safe and strong, we're with you!!," Berry, 53, commented, while Williams, 55, responded with, "OH NO! Get well soon!"


The talk-show host Ellen DeGeneres also sent out her love for the COVID-19 infected actor, while others applauded him for isolating himself to save the lives of those around him.


The actor then advised his followers to practice caution while maintaining social distance and taking safety measures seriously. He stated that too many lives had been affected by the disease, and the situation was real.


The "Thor" star stated that, despite the fact that he is asymptomatic, he has opted to quarantine himself in his home to contain the infection and limit exposing others to the virus. Elba went on to give a selfless message to anyone who was watching the video. 

"Look, we live in a divided world right now we can all feel it ... but now's the time for solidarity, now's the time for thinking about each other"



The Golden Globe award-winning actor is among the growing list of Hollywood actors who have tested positive for the Coronavirus in recent days, including Tom Hanks, Rita Wilson, Kristofer Hivju of "Game of Thrones" and former Bond girl Olga Kurylenko.

Though Elba only announced the illness on Monday, he had revealed that he tested positive for COVID-19 on Friday, March 13, after someone he was exposed to had tested positive. 

Idris Elba at the 'Molly's Game' UK premiere on December 6, 2017 in London, England. | Source: Getty Images


Followed by the English actor's revelation, the government of the U.K. also closed the theatres all across the country and requested everyone to avoid public venues as the country has over 1500 confirmed cases. 

We at AmoMama do our best to give you the most updated news regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, but the situation is constantly changing. We encourage readers to refer to the online updates from CDC, WHO, or Local Health Departments to stay updated. Take care!