Saturday, November 2, 2013

Idris Elba hospitalized after Asthma attack on plane

Idris Elba, star of "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom," suffered an asthma attack after boarding a jet at London's Heathrow International Airport, producers said.

Elba, who was to fly to Johannesburg, South Africa, for the movie's premiere, was taken off the plane and hospitalized, Sky News reported.

The movie's producer said at a news conference Saturday in Johannesburg he hoped Elba would recover in time to get to Sunday's premiere. Elba stars as Nelson Mandela, with Naomie Harris, who recently appeared in the James Bond movie "Skyfall," playing Mandela's now ex-wife, Winnie.

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