The actor, musician and label founder uploaded a two-minute video to socials yesterday (16 March) confirming that he has tested positive for COVID-19.

In the clip, Elba reassures fans that he's "doing ok", and reveals he decided to get tested and to quarantine himself after he found out he was exposed to the virus.

He goes on to say, "look, this is serious, now's the time to really think about social distancing, washing your hands, and beyond that, there are people out there who aren't showing symptoms and that can easily spread it."

Just last month Idris Elba signed London rapper Che Lingo to his 7Wallace label and released his latest single "My Block".