Morbius Star Jared Leto Just Found About Coronavirus Because He Was Meditating In The Desert

.The Suicide Squad actor has emerged from a meditation retreat to "a very different world."

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For most of us, the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak has caused major changes in our lives over the part two weeks. In the entertainment industry, movies and shows are being suspended and delayed, theaters are closing, and celebrities are self-isolating. But there's one major actor who has somehow been blissfully unaware of all of this--Suicide Squad star Jared Leto.

In a series of tweets, Leto has revealed that he has in fact been on an isolated 12-day desert meditation retreat, and has only just emerged to discover what is happening. "Wow. 12 days ago I began a silent meditation in the desert," he wrote. "We were totally isolated. No phone, no communication etc. We had no idea what was happening outside the facility."

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"Walked out yesterday into a very different world," Leto continued. "One that’s been changed forever. Mind blowing--to say the least. I’m getting messages from friends and family all around the globe and catching up on what’s going on."

Leto's next movie is the Spider-Man spin-off Morbius, which is currently set to arrive on July 30. Unlike many of the summer's other big movies, the release of Morbius hasn't been delayed yet. Or perhaps the movie's producers were waiting for Leto to emerge from the desert to talk to him about it.

Leto isn't the only person currently in the news for not knowing about the pandemic. As reported by the BBC, contestants on the German edition of Big Brother have been isolated in the house in which the reality show is filmed for more than a month. Following criticism that broadcaster SAT.1 had not told the 14 men and women in the house about the coronavirus, they will now be informed today, March 17, in a live TV special. They will also be allowed to ask questions about the pandemic and speak to relatives.

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