On Monday, Elba shared a two-minute video of himself with his wife, Sabrina — who Elba explained hasn’t been tested for coronavirus (COVID-19) but is doing OK — announcing that he tested positive for the novel virus.
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. pic.twitter.com/Lg7HVMZglZ
— Idris Elba (@idriselba) March 16, 2020
Following the news, Elba’s famous friends flooded their comments with well-wishes.
Ellen DeGeneres wished Elba, 47, some love after he revealed that he’d tested positive for coronavirus despite feeling no symptoms.
Sending you so much love, Idris.❤
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) March 16, 2020
“Sending you so much love, Idris,” said the talk show host, followed by a heart emoji.
John Cusack also sent well wishes.
Good man a get well soon !@idriselba: I tested positive for Covid 19. 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. pic.twitter.com/HUOD1jvgM6”
— John Cusack (@johncusack) March 16, 2020
“Good man a get well soon,” wrote the actor, responding to Elba’s Twitter message when he announced his diagnosis.
Actress Halle Berry reached out to Elba as well.
Ugh. Stay safe and strong, we're with you!! ♥️
— Halle Berry (@halleberry) March 16, 2020
“Ugh. Stay safe and strong, we’re with you,” she wrote, also responding to his original announcement.
“You got this Idris!!” said Viola Davis on Twitter. “Sending prayers but already answered! Love to you”
You got this Idris!! Sending prayers but already answered! Love to you❤
— Viola Davis (@violadavis) March 16, 2020
Rosanna Arquette said she’s “sending good vibrations for a speedy recovery” while Ben Stiller offered Elba “much respect for getting the message out.”