Idris Elba rushed to hospital after suffering asthma attack on plane

WENN, Sunday, November 3, 2013, 6:02am (PST)
  • Actor Idris Elba was rushed to hospital on Saturday, Nov. 2, after falling ill on a plane preparing to depart to South Africa.

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    The "Wire" star was due to attend a press conference in Johannesburg for his upcoming Nelson Mandela biopic, "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom," but failed to make the journey after suffering an asthma attack on the aircraft.

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    The actor was immediately rushed to the hospital from London's Heathrow Airport, but is now reportedly recovering well.

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    Producer Anant Singh said on Sunday, "Idris is in hospital after an asthma attack on the plane last night."

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