Tom Hanks, Idris Elba, and Other Stars Affected by COVID-19


No one is spared. Orlando Bloom, Tom Hanks, Idris Elba, other celebrities and public figures have been affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

The COVID-19 outbreak started in December 2019 in Wuhan, China and has spread to the United States with a first confirmed case in January 2020. Hollywood was not immune to his pandemic as it has affected a handful of celebrities and has caused cancellation on movies and festivals.

Tom Hanks and his wife Rita Wilson were one of the first public figures to be diagnosed with the virus. Not only them but here are some stars that have also been affected by the coronavirus.

Idris Elba

Idris Elba shared on Twitter on March 16 that he has been tested positive for COVID-19, but wasn’t having any symptoms at that moment. Elba encouraged everyone in a video together with his wife, Sabrina Dhowre Elba, to be in solidarity and think about each other. He also warned everyone to stay positive and avoid freaking out during this crisis.

Kristofer Hivju

On March 16, The Game of Thrones alum announced on his Instagram account that he has been tested positive for coronavirus. He also said that he has and his family has been self-isolating at their home and he has experiences mild symptoms of a cold.

Ali Fedotowsky

On March 15, the former Bachelorette star revealed that she has been tested positive for coronavirus. She shared the news on her Instagram Stories and shared that she has found a place in Los Angeles where they will do the test if you don’t have a fever. The TV personality was prescribed with antibiotics in March but she was not feeling any better and was having a difficult time taking deep breaths. She also emphasized that being a public figure doesn’t give her the advantage of any special treatment as she waited in line for three hours to get the test done. She also said that her husband Kevin Manno and their two kids Molly and Riley have been self-quarantining at home. Fedotowsky ended her message by asking her followers to take this crisis seriously. She warned everyone to avoid going out, observe social distancing and practice frequent hand washing.

Cristiano Ronaldo

The soccer player had himself self-quarantined after learning that one of his teammates was tested positive for coronavirus. On March 13, the star shared a statement via Twitter and said that it is important that everyone should follow the advice given by the World Health Organization and governing bodies regarding the current situation. Ronaldo emphasized that he was not speaking as a public figure, but as a son and a father. He sent his thoughts to everyone who lost someone close to them.  He also sent his solidarity to everyone who is currently fighting with the virus including his teammate Daniele Rugani.

Matthew Broderick

Rev. Janet Broderick, the actor’s sister was placed in intensive care after testing positive for coronavirus. On March 11, the church where she pastors confirmed that she contracted the illness after going to a conference located in Kentucky. On Janet’s statement on her church’s website, she said that she is going through the worst and very very much on the mend.


Orlando Bloom

On March 12, Orlando Bloom revealed that he intended to quarantine himself after the set for his show Carnival Row was shut down in Czech Republic. On his Instagram Story, he shared that they will be home quarantines but will be coming home to the States. He also sent his love to everyone and said that the coronavirus may be crazy but the right thing to do is to be safe with your family.