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WATCH: Stars Elba and Hivju reveal they have contracted that damned virus as Hanks recovers and McConaughey rallies

March 18th, 2020 by Marc Comments

Damn this virus is really starting to rattle my cage!

News has come out over the last couple of days that the outbreak has reached Hollywood as Luther, Dark Tower and Hobbs and Shaw star Idris Elba has confirmed that he has tested positive for it.

Elba, has also revealed that he’s concerned as he’s asthmatic and this puts him in the ‘at risk’ bracket. That said, as you’ll see from the below video, he’s holding up well.

Seeing these stars’ battle with this is a great way to let everyone know that this virus is not a death sentence by any means and also, sadly, that none of us are beyond its reach.

Shortly after the news about Elba, Game of Thrones star Kristofer Hivju revealed that he too has caught it.

The Norwegian actor wrote: “Greetings from Norway! Sorry to say that I, today, have tested positive for COVID-19” w.

This all comes as news has come out that Tom Hanks and his wife Rita Wilson (both 63) have been released from an Australian hospital and will remain in self-isolation after being treated for Covid-19.

Their son, Chet, confirmed on social media: “They’re still self-quarantined obviously, but they’re feeling a lot better so that’s a relief.”

Hanks was in Australia filming a movie about Elvis Presley.

On getting the virus, Hanks said: “We felt a bit tired, like we had colds, and some body aches.”

But, speaking of celebrities, star Matthew McConaughey wins the internet with his rallying speech about the damned virus:

Now, if that doesn’t get you rallied, nothing will.

Stay safe, nerds and nerdettes!

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….