Idris Elba Explains Why His Wife Was Beside Him After He Posted Positive For COVID-19
Hollywood actor Idris Elba tested positive for Corona Virus on Monday and broke the sad news with his fans via his Twitter page.
In the video, he was seen with his wife Sabrina who had not tested yet. Fans immediately came at him for allowing his wife beside him when she was still negative.
Idris has addressed the issues. According to him, Sabrina wanted to be by his side and he loved and appreciated her for that.
“Yesterday was good and bad. Bad because I tested positive, but it was also good because it opened up a lot of conversation around it. I think it made it a lot more real for some people. Definitely made it more real for me and my family.
“There was so many positive responses to, you know, me talking about it. Some negative too. But there were some definite positive ones. I certainly felt…my wife and I felt like it was the right thing to do, to share it with you guys.
“Right now though, I am feeling okay. I woke up this morning, didn’t have any symptoms. My voice is a little tired…checking my fever twice a day. Feel good, feel okay. Been doing a lot of reading about it. You know, asymptomatic is what comes up.”
Addressing the controversy over his wife is beside him despite how contagious the virus is, Idris said, “Sabrina‘s good too. Sabrina today finally managed to get a test, and we’re thankful for that. Generally, Sabrina‘s fine. Nervous of course. Worried. Just for clarification, Sabrina wanted to be by my side.”
He continued, “We calculated that risk and decided to be together. I hope you guys can understand that.”
— Idris Elba (@idriselba) March 17, 2020