Idris Elba forced to deny he’s in intensive care after star tested positive for coronavirus – The Sun

IDRIS Elba has denied he’s in “critical condition” after a hoax video claimed the star was in intensive care following his coronavirus diagnosis.

The actor, who has tested positive for COVID-19, confirmed on Twitter that the rumour was “fake” and said he is “fine for now”.

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A fan told the star: “'Someone posted a YouTube video of you saying you are in a critical condition for the covid-19 virus… please debunk this fake rumour.”

Idris replied: “This is fake. I’m fine for now. Thanks for showing me.”

He responded to another fan who told him there was a story that claimed he was in “the intensive care unit struggling”.

“Not true,” replied Idris.

Idris has continued to update fans on his health since releasing his statement earlier this week.

Writing to another follower, the Luther actor said he hasn’t suffered much from the known symptoms of the virus – despite testing positive.

He said: “I really didn’t have poorly days… I had a headache and body aches on the day I tested but that’s been it.”

Earlier this week, Idris explained he’d discovered last Friday that he’d been in contact with someone who had the virus which prompted him to get checked.

He quarantined himself and was tested “immediately”.

He said: "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."

Last Wednesday, Elba and Justin Trudeau’s wife Sophie Grégoire were pictured together at a charity event in Wembley, London.

Since then, the Canadian leader’s spouse has tested positive for COVID-19 leading to speculation that the actor contracted the bug during their meeting.

Idris told his fans: “Now is the time to start thinking about social distancing and washing your hands – beyond that there are people out there who are not showing symptoms but can easily spread it."

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