The actor, musician and DJ, who announced he tested positive for the virus on March 16 after coming into contact with an infected person, recently released a track on his Instagram page.
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Titled The Long Road 2, the Hobbs & Shaw star starts the song talking about his self-isolation.
“I guess it’s time to do a direct talk / Feels appropriate right now I guess,” he opens up. “Yeah sitting in the spare room quarantined, you know what I mean / Just letting out some thoughts.”
Among other things, the actor also raps about the current situation in the United States in regards to the spread of the virus and also shows a video of Italians in isolation motivating each other by joining in singing from their balconies.
Give the song a listen below:
In other related news, Elba’s wife, Sabrina Dhowre, also announced she tested positive for the virus on Sunday. Dhowre was with Elba when he shared the video revealing he had contracted the virus.
Speaking with Oprah Winfrey via FaceTime on Oprah Talks: COVID-19, on Apple TV, Sabrina explained why she did not self-isolate after her husband contracted the virus. The couple were questioned for still being together after Elba made the video announcement.
“I could have made the decision to put myself, maybe, in a separate room or stay away, and I’m sure that people are making those decisions. And they’re tough decisions to make,” she said. “But I made the decision to want to be with him and, you know, still touch him.”
Elba also told Oprah it was highly likely she had also contracted the virus as they were together the day he came into contact with the infected person.
“If I had caught it, she had certainly caught it in that time period, as well,” he said. “People were right to have highlighted that spatial distancing is important. I think given the context of the video, which was telling the world what has happened to us, we weren’t thinking about that specifically.”
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Like millions of people all over the world, I've been staying safer at home for over a week now. I know a lot of people are feeling stressed, overwhelmed, and uncertain. Because of that, I wanted to offer some hope and gather thought leaders and people going through it to add some perspective. Which is why I FaceTimed Idris Elba and his wife Sabrina who are safely quarantined together after he tested positive for COVID-19. Idris fills me in on his journey and Sabrina reveals the result of her test after they decided to quarantine together. Tap the link in my bio to watch our conversation for FREE on the Apple TV app (on your phone) or visit apple.co/oprahtalks