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Jared Leto Had No Idea There Was a Pandemic Until Weeks Later in March 2020

Jared Leto Had No Idea There Was a Pandemic Until Weeks Later in March 2020

Jared Leto did not know the Coronavirus pandemic had reached monumental proportions in March of 2020 because he was taking part in a two-week “silent meditation” getaway when the United States was first locked down in quarantine.

“When I went away, there were about 150 cases,” the Oscar winner began, “and just in that short amount of time, when I came out, there was a shutdown, a state of emergency and the whole world had changed.”

He did not have his phone, a TV, or any way to talk to anyone from the outside world.

“[The instructors] made a decision, ‘Let’s not disturb the participants,’” he added. “And I didn’t turn on my phone until I went back to L.A. So, I drove the whole way trying to be, like, peaceful and zen, keep the feeling going. I got back, and I was, you know, kind of shocked. It was like Rip Van Winkle.”

There is some other Jared Leto news that has to do with the Coronavirus pandemic as well.

Check out the full interview from the Tonight Show!

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