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Idris Elba Slams Reports Saying He Was Paid To Say He'd Contracted The Coronavirus

Tara Walsh
Tara Walsh

10:13 25 Mar 2020


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Idris Elba slams recent reports

Idris Elba has slammed reports saying he was paid to say he'd contracted the coronavirus.

The 47-year-old is currently in isolation with his wife Sabrina who is also suffering with the virus.

The Hollywood actor says rumours like this are, "absolute bulls***!"

 

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Idris took to Instagram Live this week to address the reports.

He said, "The idea that someone like myself is going to be paid to say I have coronavirus."

"That’s absolute bulls***! Such stupidness."

 

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He went on, "People want to spread that like it’s news. It’s stupid. It’s the quickest way to get people sick."

Idris added, "It’s no benefit to me and Sabrina saying that we got it and we ain’t got it."

"I don’t understand the logic of that."

 

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The actor also responded to questions over why he received a test when so many others are still waiting.

He expressed, "It shouldn’t be about whether the rich or poor gets it."

"Everyone should be able to get a test, for sure."

 

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Idris went on, "I think the negativity around test-shaming is counterproductive."

"I don’t see what people get out of that."

He revealed over the weekend that so far he and his wife haven't experienced any symptoms.

 

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Meanwhile, Greta Thunberg has revealed she believes she had the coronavirus and has since recovered.

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