Idris Elba and wife Sabrina Dhowre may have been cleared of coronavirus, but they haven’t got a pass to get back home either. The English actor says he and his wife are “stuck in limbo” after passing the quarantine period.
The 47-year-old star gave an update on their conditions to his fans through a Twitter video on Tuesday, March 31. He said that they’re “both doing OK” although they are “asymptomatic” following their COVID-19 diagnosis earlier this month. “We have to just sit still for a little bit but other than that we are ok,” he said in the clip.
And while he’s “so thankful” that “the worst of it has already passed,” Idris, who previously revealed that he and Sabrina were in quarantine together in New Mexico, also lamented not being able to get back home. “We’ve passed the quarantine period but we’re a little bit stuck in limbo,” the Heimdall depicter in Marvel Cinematic Universe said. “We can’t get a flight back home.”
As to how they’re hanging in wherever they are, the “Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw” star shares, “It’s weird because I never sit still.” Idris said his wife is “finding it harder” because “Sabrina never sits still either” and “She’s getting cabin fever.”
On the positive side, he added, “We’re both good mentally. Just trying to stay optimistic.” Addressing his fans, he continued, “I hope you guys are too, keeping yourselves sane and not getting too worried or panicked. I thought I was definitely going to see the worst of it as an asthmatic. But thankfully I came through and you can too.”
“To everyone that’s going through some hard times financially, just bear up. It’s going to be a tough time for everyone, but keep your head up basically,” he continued delivering an encouraging message. “Hope you’re good. We’re going to fight this thing and everything’s going to be cool, man.”
The Golden Globe-nominated actor also gave a shout-out to “everyone who is helping other people, especially the doctors and nurses and health care people doing their thing. You lot are amazing and should be fully appreciated.”