Idris Elba spotted out in London for first time after coronavirus battle

Idris Elba was spotted in London for the first time since his coronavirus battle.

The Luther actor tested positive for Covid-19 in March, and isolated with wife Sabrina in New Mexico after being stranded in the US when the UK went into lockdown.

But, after making a full recovery, he returned home, and was seen out on a stroll in the capital.

The 47-year-old rocked the casual look as he hit the streets, in a black t-shirt and jeans.

He completed the outfit with a black beanie hat and green trainers.

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Idris’ appearance comes after he was forced to clarify his comments on isolation – when he appeared to suggest we should have a ‘week of quarantine’ to ‘remember this time’.

The star was accused of being ‘tone-deaf’ over a recent chat with Associated Press, where he discussed lockdown.

‘You know, everyone’s sort of feeling the way we have been feeling, but it has definitely been sort of just a complete upheaval,’ he said.

‘I think that the world should take a week of quarantine every year just to remember this time. Remember each other. I really do. 

‘I think it’s… other species use it. It’s called hibernation. But it does remind you that the world doesn’t tick on your time.’ 

The Wire star was slammed by many over his words, with talk show host Wendy Williams letting rip in a YouTube video, asking: ‘Is he serious? I don’t need to be reminded of this. This is something you’ll never forget. 

‘Will you ever forget it? Will you have to quarantine next year this time? I don’t. Idris, sit down.’ 

However, taking to Twitter, Idris insisted that everyone had got the wrong end of the stick.

‘I didn’t suggest an actual annual lock down,’ he said. ‘I suggested a way of remembrance annually.’

‘The actual POINT was that agriculture and the rural poor will suffer long after this time. Focus don’t hocus.’

Some massive words of advice from Idris, there.

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