It’s a bit of a slow weekend when you’re reporting on Idris Elba having an asthma attack, but let’s just go with it. Basically, he was on his way to South Africa to promote his Nelson Mandela biopic (which I didn’t even know was a thing) when he got on the plane, but he was removed and hospitalised before the flight actually took off.
From Sky News:
Idris Elba, who plays the former president in Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom, fell ill on a plane, but was taken off the aircraft before it left the UK.
The 41-year-old British actor missed a news conference in Johannesburg, but producers hope he will recover in time for a planned red carpet appearance on Sunday.
Elba, who is best known for his role as a detective chief inspector in the hit TV series Luther, stars alongside Skyfall actress Naomie Harris in the forthcoming film.
Damn, asthma! Unless it was something incredibly serious, though, he should be recovered in no time (and in fact he’s probably fine now) – hope so!