Idris Elba has tested positive for the coronavirus and it’s legit like hearing someone has broken their Nokia phone. He’s urged everyone to stay calm, practice social distancing and take things seriously (but without panicking). Solid advice, from a solid man.
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
The shock of his diagnosis is pretty intense considering he always seems totally infallible, so of course Twitter is in meltdown over it. Plus, it doesn’t help that he’s basically everyone’s dream daddy.
idris elba’s mentions right now: pic.twitter.com/KOyQzq1dfM
— ziwe (@ziwe) March 16, 2020
Obviously, Elba contracting the virus is sad and scary, but he’s a fit man (in many ways) and it’s not unreasonable to assume that he’ll be alright and come out of it okay. In the meantime, here are all the best reaction tweets so you can have fun and laugh instead of panic.
first tom hanks and now idris elba?? CORONAVIRUS IVE HAD IT WITH YOU pic.twitter.com/djWneDU3zb
— paul rudd (@philsadelphia) March 16, 2020
Twitter, early Monday: well this is all really annoying, how am I supposed to look after people and support businesses
Twitter, late Monday: IDRIS ELBA THE STRONGEST AMONG US IS FALLEN SHELTER IN PLACE
— Wᴀʀʀᴇɴ Eʟʟɪs (@warrenellis) March 16, 2020
Update: Wow, Idris Elba testing positive confirms my worst fear that being super wonderful looking can’t stop this virus. Hard pill to swallow for us hotties.
— Shawn Hatosy (@ShawnHatosy) March 16, 2020
What you say: “I’m not practicing social distancing”
What I hear: “I think I’m more powerful than Idris Elba and Tom Hanks”
— Brendan Fraser 𝐵𝒶𝒹𝒹𝒾𝑒 (@sug_knight) March 16, 2020
twitter rushing to find a cure to coronavirus after finding out idris elba just tested positive pic.twitter.com/LEDDjO1OmE
— 𝑗𝑜𝑎𝑛𝑛༄ (@holyfaulkner) March 16, 2020
idris elba?? ON MY WATCH?? pic.twitter.com/BcpjIxB47g
— lyna (@llewyin) March 16, 2020
Tom Hanks AND Idris Elba? I’ve had enough.
— Alex Goldschmidt (@alexandergold) March 16, 2020
POLANSKI, TRUMP, ALLEN, WEINSTEIN ARE RIGHT HERE BUT MISS CORONAVIRUS IS OUT HERE INFECTING TOM HANKS AND IDRIS ELBA pic.twitter.com/N5qeT9sihb
— met tessa thompson (@mischiefseries) March 16, 2020
coronavirus out here getting tom hanks and idris elba when trump is RIGHT THERE pic.twitter.com/zDlFsO6bkr
— 🦋 (@yenneferciri) March 16, 2020
While y’all mourn the health of Idris Elba (again, so far he has no symptoms and is feeling fine so don’t panic), remember to WASH YOUR HANDS and practice social distancing.The man told you himself, so you’re honour-bound to obey.
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