July 14, 2020
Idris Elba has spoken about the traumatic effect his Coronavirus diagnosis had on his mental health.
Idris Elba Describes Traumatic Impact Coronavirus Diagnosis Had On His Mental Health
Back in March, Idris was one of the first high-profile stars to disclose that they had tested positive for Covid-19.
And while the Luther star has said that he was asymptomatic, so didn’t feel the physical effects that many others with coronavirus have experienced, the illness did take its toll on him mentally.
“I was asymptomatic so I didn’t get the major symptoms everyone else got,” he told Radio Times. “Mentally, it hit me very bad, because a lot was unknown about it. Idris continued: “I felt very compelled to speak about it, just because it was such an unknown.
“So the mental impact of that on both myself and my wife was pretty traumatic.”
He added that ultimately he “needed the lockdown” in order to “get over it”, commenting: “And it turns out the world actually probably needed the lockdown, too.”
Idris shared his diagnosis days after Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson also spoke about having tested positive for Covid-19, admitting that the Oscar-winning star had motivated him to speak publicly about the illness.https://t.co/RQpmkcgtYU— Idris Elba (@idriselba) March 17, 2020“I’m really proud of Tom Hanks, who is also someone in the public eye, who came out and said they have it and been public about it,” he told his Twitter followers during a lockdown Q&A.
“I was definitely motivated by Tom’s move there.”
Read Idris’ full interview in the new issue of Radio Times, out now.READ MORE: Idris Elba Leaves Quarantine Period Two Weeks After Coronavirus Diagnosis, But Says He's Now Stranded Idris Elba Releases Song About Self-Quarantine And Positive Coronavirus Diagnosis Idris Elba Is As Confused By The Plot Of Cats As Everyone Else… And He’s In it
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