Nooo!!! Sweet baby Jesus, say it ain’t so. My boo thang [in my head] fell ill?!
Actor Idris Elba had to be taken off of a flight from the U.K. to Johannesburg, South Africa over the weekend when he suffered a severe asthma attack before takeoff. Because of the asthma attack he was forced to miss press events for his upcoming film ‘Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom’, but was able to attend the South African premiere of the movie after a speedy recovery.
“I’ve battled asthma most of my life and it just overwhelmingly took me down on Friday while I was sitting on a plane,” Elba told Sky News. “It was a very scary moment for me. A doctor on the plane helped me through it. Thankfully I am here.”
Elba plays the role of legendary leader Nelson Mandela in the upcoming 150 minute biopic with co-star Naomie Harris as Winnie Mandela. The film chronicles the iconic civil rights leader’s early life, education and 27 years in prison before becoming President.
The film hits U.S. theaters on November 29th.
Lawd have mercy! This brotha’ is too fine! Yes gawd & amen!