Is Daniel Radcliffe OK? Fans were worried about the Harry Potter star after rumors started spreading on Twitter that he was sick with the coronavirus. But now, he’s given an important update about his health.
It all started when a Twitter account posing as a fake news outlet tweeted that the actor had caught the virus.
“BREAKING: Daniel Radcliffe tests positive for coronavirus,” the internet troll wrote in a now-deleted tweet on Tuesday, March 10. “That actor is said to be the first famous person to be publicly confirmed.”
The fake news was retweeted by more than 500 people, and the internet quickly went into a frenzy. Numerous reporters and media organizations even reposted the message. But not to worry, people, because it turned out, the 30-year-old doesn’t have the disease after all. His publicist quickly debunked the rumor, telling Buzzfeed that it was simply “not true.”
Phew, everyone is so relieved he’s OK! The World Health Organization has reported that more than 80,000 people in over 40 countries have contracted coronavirus so far, resulting in more than 2,700 deaths. Medical professionals have called for “social distancing” to prevent further spreading of the illness, which is defined as “trying to keep yourself away from other people, especially large crowds.”
Because of this, many concerts, events and festivals have been called off. Miley Cyrus, Louis Tomlinson, BTS, Niall Horan, Selena Gomez, Jeffree Star, Meg Donnelly and more are among those who have canceled their shows due to concerns over the virus.
I am so disappointed to not be there, but I have to do what is right to protect the health and safety of my band and crew. I will still be making a donation to help the victims of the Australian bush fire. I’m sorry to miss everyone in Australia, but I will be back soon.
— Miley Ray Cyrus (@MileyCyrus) March 10, 2020
“Australia: Due to the recommendations of local, state, federal and international government authorities, including the Center for Disease Control, to reduce potential health risks in response to the current global health crisis, we are no longer traveling to Aus for the show,” the former Hannah Montana star wrote on Twitter regarding her upcoming World Tour Bushfire Relief concert. “I am so disappointed to not be there, but I have to do what is right to protect the health and safety of my band and crew. I will still be making a donation to help the victims of the Australian bush fire. I’m sorry to miss everyone in Australia, but I will be back soon.”
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