'Very sobering': Idris Elba gets candid about Covid-19 battle

Idris Elba spoke about how he fared with his battle with Covid-19

By Web Desk
July 25, 2021
Very sobering: Idris Elba gets candid about Covid-19 battle

Idris Elba is opening up about his "very sobering" battle with Covid-19.

Speaking to The Guardian, the British star shared that his health was much better than many others who suffered with the virus but added that he was grateful to be alive.

He also said that the experience as a whole was "very sobering".

"Facing my mortality, being diagnosed with Covid and not knowing what it was at the time - going through that was very sobering," he said.

Earlier the Thor actor had shared more details about his experience with Radio Times and spoke about the mental impact of battling the virus.

"I was asymptomatic so I didn't get the major symptoms everyone else got. Mentally, it hit me very bad, because a lot was unknown about it,” recalled.

|I felt very compelled to speak about it, just because it was such an unknown. So the mental impact of that on both myself and my wife was pretty traumatic,

"I needed the lockdown to try to get over it. And it turns out the world actually probably needed the lockdown, too," he added.