Did Idris Elba get coronavirus from Sophie Trudeau?

By Tribute on March 19, 2020 | 16 Comments

Idris ElbaBritish actor Idris Elba says he was exposed to COVID-19 by someone who is “also in the public eye” on March 4, which was the day he met Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s wife Sophie Grégoire Trudeau.

In a new video posted to Twitter, Idris gave details on his exposure to the virus. He said: “It’s hard to say when I got the disease or when I contracted COVID-19, it’s hard to say when. I will say that I know I’ve been exposed to it from March 4.

“That’s when the person that came up positive, that was the time I got in contact with that person. So essentially, I could have been positive from March 4, but it’s hard to say when I contacted someone with corona, you can contract it at anytime but my known exposure was March 4.”

March 4 happens to be the same day he and Sophie were photographed together at the We Day UK charity event in Wembley. Sophie has also tested positive for COVID-19.

He went on to add: “On Friday, last week, I was told that someone I had been in contact with had tested positive. I am on location about to start filming. The news breaks that this person, who is also in the public eye, has tested positive.” News broke of Sophie’s diagnosis on Friday last week. To be noted, he hasn’t specifically mentioned her by name.

Bond girl Olga Kurylenko is also in self-isolation after she tested positive for the coronavirus. She posted on social media: “I did a test for coronavirus which came back positive. What are the medicines that doctors prescribed as treatment? NONE! I was told to take paracetamol in case my fever was too high and if I was in too much pain. However, I do take vitamins and supplements. Please note that these vitamins do NOT cure Coronavirus but only help the immune system be stronger in order to fight!”

In another post she added: “Locked up at home after having tested positive for Coronavirus. I’ve actually been ill for almost a week now. Fever and fatigue are my main symptoms. Take care of yourself and do take this seriously!”

A bit of good news coming your way. Everyone’s favorite celebrity is doing okay. Tom Hanks, who tested positive for COVID-19 last week, has been discharged from the hospital. He took to social media to share: “Hey folks. Good news: One week after testing positive, in self-isolation, the symptoms are much the same. No fever but the blahs. Folding the laundry and doing the dishes leads to a nap on the couch. Bad news: my wife has won six straight hands of gin rummy and now leads by 201 points.” Can we love him any more?

Stay safe, everyone!

Comments & Discussion

  1. Samuel • March 19, 2020 @ 8:53 AM

    Why’d she give it to Idris and not her husband?

  2. JOE • March 19, 2020 @ 9:38 AM

    No blame here!!!!
    Stop this insanity!
    No one gives it to you.
    It’s happening and we got to stop blaming.
    That would only escalate it.


  3. Norm • March 19, 2020 @ 9:46 AM

    Elba and thousands of others.. you
    Want to be a social butterfly…then accept the risk. Don’t blame ….

  4. Chad • March 19, 2020 @ 9:57 AM

    So for sure from her? They were the only 2 at this event? And couldn’t possibly come from the set he’s working on either?

    I get it, it is scary. But pointing fingers doesn’t help anyone get better.

  5. Sandra Jane • March 19, 2020 @ 10:02 AM

    It would appear they were both exposed at the same time. Look for some other news to publish.

  6. C • March 19, 2020 @ 10:31 AM

    OR he exposed her to it… there is no way to know! Stop the fear mongering and blame game.

  7. A • March 19, 2020 @ 10:39 AM

    What a stupid report. Tribute trying to start a controversy by suggesting … what?
    Feeling left out of the media sensationalism, so you have to start your own? Man, this is really low. An entire story based on speculation with a ridiculous click bait headline. You should be embarrassed.

  8. Neale Towers • March 19, 2020 @ 10:42 AM

    Haha these people in the public eye are funny. TOM HANKS did he blame anyone, did TRUDEAUS wife blame anyone. Grow a pair IDRIS you got this like she did. You like her and everyone else are a victim of circumstances. If anyone is to blame blame the world leaders for creating this virus strain and stop blaming each other. This is a man made virus created by the governments to lower the worlds population by 3 billion.

  9. Yvonne Culp • March 19, 2020 @ 10:55 AM

    You were st a public event. You were starting to film a movie. There are numerous ways you could have contracted this virus. Stop laying blame and take the measures you need to get over it.
    This is the type of rhetoric that can cause you lost revenue and fans. Get a grip.

  10. Kimberly Wood • March 19, 2020 @ 11:21 AM

    Because you at Tribute made the decision to publish such a nasty interview from Elba against my Prime Ministers wife i have made the decision to unsubscribe from your newsletter.
    I was a fan of Idris Elba until reading this article but now see a terrible side of his personality and have lost all interest in his work.

  11. Rachel R. • March 19, 2020 @ 11:21 AM

    He only stated that she was the known positive person he was in contact with didn’t sound like blame to me, he intimates that contact could have come at another time or from a different person but she’s is the known factor. Stop being so judgemental.

  12. Catherine L. • March 19, 2020 @ 11:48 AM

    Is there not enough going on right now for you? ( and you know who you are ) These are serious times and not a time to be wasted discussing who gave what to whom. People who are loved all over this world are dying. Stop dispensing wasted energy and hate when you could be doing so much more to help at a time when we all need to pull together. If this isn’t the right time for you then I suspect there never would be. That’s a shame…. and shame on you.

  13. Sarah • March 19, 2020 @ 11:49 AM

    I agree with Rachel, he hasn’t pointed fingers and the article states that he hasn’t mentioned her by name. He decide to stress on “public figure” so stop being judgemental. They’re just reporting facts.

  14. Peggy • March 19, 2020 @ 11:59 AM

    I don’t think anyone is blaming, its just news!!
    Some people just want to bitch!! *rolls eyes

  15. Carolyn Ruda • March 19, 2020 @ 12:55 PM

    I don’t think it was right for Tribute Magazine to publish a story or headline like that. No one knows for sure if he got it from Sophie Trudeau. In fact I think it is down right disgusting.

  16. Dierdre Hoinkes • March 19, 2020 @ 2:11 PM

    Really come on now we’re not preschoolers grow up already. Stop the blaming and pointing fingers. With all the people we have world wide it shouldn’t be a surprise that this is happening so lets concentrate on healing and stop the blaming. Stay safe and take precaution

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