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Idris Elba Shares GIF of Himself Dancing after Ellen DeGeneres Tweeted Her Support Following His Coronavirus Diagnosis

Odette Odendaal
Mar 20, 2020
10:30 A.M.
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Idris Elba showed his appreciation for Ellen DeGeneres sending him "so much love" after testing positive for the coronavirus by busting out a few dance moves.

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On Monday the "Luther" star shared his positive COVID-19 diagnosis with followers on social media in a short video clip.

Idris Elba attends the "Yardie" After Party at the Sundance Film Festival on January 20, 2018, in Park City, Utah. | Source: Getty Images.

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ELLEN'S RESPONSE

Noting that he doesn't have any symptoms, the actor decided to have himself tested after being exposed to someone who contracted the virus. Since then, Idris made the choice to self-isolate.

After Idris revealed his diagnosis to his almost 3 million followers, Ellen DeGeneres replied to his post with a sweet message, as she wrote, "Sending you so much love, Idris."

Ellen DeGeneres attends The Hollywood Walk Of Fame ceremony on February 05, 2019, in Hollywood, California. | Source: Getty Images.

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IDRIS DOES THE HAPPY DANCE

In response, Idris showed his appreciation by sending Ellen a gif image of him busting out a few dance moves which he captioned:

"Thank you. We appreciate the love. Dancing in quarantine in honour of your message:)."

But Ellen is not the only celebrity that appreciated Idris' candid sharing of his positive coronavirus diagnosis, and they didn't hesitate in showing it.

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OTHER CELEBS ALSO SHOWED THEIR SUPPORT

The 47-year-old actor's co-star in the 2018 film "Molly's Game," Jessica Chastain, is happy that Idris took action quickly and sent "much love" to Idris and his family while imploring them to "be safe."

Comedy actor Ben Stiller also felt impressed by Idris openly sharing his diagnosis, and sent him best wishes while making an appeal to others that his clip is "worth watching."

Former Bond girl Halle Berry reminded Idris that he has a lot of support during this trying time, and sent her hopes that they would remain "strong" and "safe." 

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IDRIS'S ADVICE AMID THE CORONAVIRUS

Idris advised people to be "pragmatic" and not to panic even though the situation "is serious." The actor advocated for social distancing and reminded his followers that people can be carriers of the virus without showing symptoms themselves.

However, Idris also pointed out that many people's lives are affected by the spread of the virus. While some lost people they love, others lost their livelihoods and added that it doesn't get more real than that.

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Reiterating that people should "stay positive" and avoid "freaking out," Idris also added that they should get tested the moment they start to feel sick or become exposed to someone who already contracted the virus.

THE OTHER SIDE TO IDRIS'S DIAGNOSIS

Shortly before Idris Elba shared his diagnosis, he visited a record store named Candyman Strings & Things during a trip to New Mexico. 

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After finding out about Idris testing positive, the owners felt it "prudent" to close the store as a preemptive measure because they value the health and safety of their "community at large."

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!

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