Hobbes And Shaw star Idris Elba was previously confirmed to have contracted the COVID-19 virus along with stars like Tom Hanks, Rita Wilson, and Prince Charles. Many celebrities have shown no symptoms, or have only reported mild cases of the illness.
Some people — including rapper Cardi B. — have accused celebrities of faking their COVID-19 diagnosis. Cardi B. implied that stars were being paid to say they had contracted the virus. Elba is upset by these types of conspiracy theories, bluntly calling them “stupid.” He claims people spreading these rumors as if they were “news” is a very quick way to “get people sick.”