Ever since the Coronavirus has hit the world, celebrities have been asking their fans to stay safe. While number of people contracting the virus is increasing rapidly, a rumour of Daniel Radcliffe being the first celebrity to test positive for CONVID-19 made headlines and how. The news took the Internet by storm and his fans worldwide started sending get well soon messages to the actor. But his fans were relieved when it simply turned out to be a hoax.
After his representative, Daniel himself has now reacted to the hoax news. He told an Autralian RJ, Smallzy, “It’s funny you ask me that today because I walked into the hair and makeup room on the play yesterday, and the makeup artist was like, ‘My niece has just texted me and told me you’ve got corona’. I was like, ‘What?!’ He showed me a tweet, it was like, ‘Daniel Radcliffe becomes first famous person to contract coronavirus,’ “I was like, what?”
When asked about what led to the rumour, Daniel, “I think it’s just because I look ill all the time, so you can believably say it about me cause I’m very pale.”
The news was spread by a fake BBC News’ Twitter account. The tweet read, “BREAKING: Daniel Radcliffe tests positive for coronavirus. The actor is said to be the first famous person to be publicly confirmed." They managed to fool hundreds of Twitter users, including New York Times reporter Maggie Haberman and Politico editorial director Blake Hounshell. (ALSO READ: Daniel Radcliffe Falls Victim To Coronavirus; Harry Potter Star Tests Positive? Here's The Truth)
Well, we are sure it’s a sigh of relief for all the Daniel fans!
Images Source: instagram/actorradcliffe
They say the best things in life are free! India’s favourite music channels 9XM, 9X Jalwa, 9X Jhakaas, 9X Tashan, 9XO are available Free-To-Air. Make a request for these channels from your Cable, DTH or HITS operator.