It’s been two weeks since we all found out that Idris Elba got coronavirus. Idris was in quarantine after testing positive and the ENTIRE WORLD was waiting for updates about the status of his health to see if we needed to up the number of candlelit home vigils we had set up for him. Well, here’s an update: Idris has finished the coronavirus quarantine time. That’s great, because now he can stay inside like the rest of us.
Idris and his wife, Sabrina Dhowre, have been in self-isolation after both tested positive for coronavirus and have been stuck in New Mexico where he was filming a movie. Well he’s still stuck in New Mexico, even though he’s technically done quarantine. Sophie Trudeau just let out a sigh of relief that she didn’t ruin international relations by killing Idris Elba with coronavirus.
Entertainment Tonight reports that Idris hopped on Twitter to give another update on his situation, saying he and Sabrina are still “asymptomatic” and they believe the “worst of it is probably passed” but they’re getting “cabin fever”.
“We’ve passed the quarantine period, but we’re a little bit in limbo–we can’t get a flight back home. So we just have to sit still for a little bit. Other than that, we’re OK and we’re so thankful that I think the worst of it is probably passed. Um, it’s weird because I never sit still. Sabrina never sits still either–I think she’s finding it harder. She’s getting cabin fever.”
The “worst” of it? He was asymptomatic from start to finish, but okay. Also, I’m going to take a wild guess that he tried to catch a private jet ride home, so we know shit is really serious when rich famous types can’t catch a private jet ride home. Idris continued:
“We’re both good mentally, just trying to stay optimistic. I hope you guys are too, keeping yourselves sane and not getting too worried and too panicked. Take it from me, man, I thought I definitely was gonna see the worst of it, as an asthmatic, but I got through it. And you can too.”
Idris also gave a shout out to healthcare professionals:
“Especially the doctors and nurses, and the healthcare people that are doing their thing. You lot are amazing, and you should be fully appreciated.”
My peeps👊🏾.. pic.twitter.com/gqea4S3zKD
— Idris Elba (@idriselba) March 31, 2020
I hope Idris stocked up on eggs before quarantine started because he’s going to find shelves bare (although, many thirsty bitches out there will gladly let Idris have at their eggs, their ovary eggs, that is). And even worse, Idris is about to walk outside to empty streets and be like, “Oh shit–even Waffle House is closed?!”, before running back in.