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Idris Elba Addresses Backlash Over Having Wife Sabrina Dhowre By His Side After Coronavirus Diagnosis

Idris Elba Addresses Backlash Over Having Wife Sabrina Dhowre By His Side After Coronavirus Diagnosis

Idris Elba went live on Twitter and explained how he is feeling 24 hours after being diagnosed with Coronavirus aka COVID-19.

“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,” Idris said.

“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,” he added.

“Right now though, I am feeling okay. 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,” Idris explained about his status.

About his wife, 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.” Sabrina sat next to Idris as he announced he had Coronavirus, and many believed that she should have been quarantined away from him, since she had not been tested at that time.

He continued, “We calculated that risk and decided to be together. Hope you guys can understand that,” Idris added, explaining they figured she probably had it as well after his diagnosis. He also added it meant the world to him to have her support.

Find out which other celebrities were diagnosed with Coronavirus since the pandemic began.

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