Katy Perry Flees Australia Following Hotel Lockdown
Katy Perry has left Australia after cancelling a string of interviews after spending 24 hours in lockdown in a Sydney hotel amid coronavirus fears.
The star was reportedly seen departing Sydney Airport after remaining in lockdown in a Sydney hotel yesterday.
The 35-year-old, who recently announced she is expecting her first child with fiance Orlando Bloom, was originally scheduled to speak to several media outlets for interviews on Thursday but had cancelled as a safety precaution, instead choosing to remain inside her hotel.
According to the Daily Mail, the lockdown was decided after an alleged “coronavirus scare” among Perry's record label publicity staff, although this is yet to be confirmed.
The "Swish Swish" singer recently performed a free concert in the small town of Bright, Victoria in order to honour the emergency workers who battled through the devastating bushfire season.
Meanwhile, Perry's husband-to-be has also headed home along with the rest of the Carnival Row cast ahead of the recent US travel ban on Europe. They will be required to self-quarantine for two weeks.
Posting a video to Instagram, Bloom said:
“It’s farewell from us as we go home to be quarantined."
“But we’re coming home, to the States, at least I’m coming home to the States. Good luck everybody, stay safe out there, self-quarantine.”
It comes following the news that Tom Hanks and his wife Rita Wilson tested positive for coronavirus while Hanks was filming Baz Luhrmann's untitled Elvis Presley biopic.
“Hello, folks. Rita and I are down here in Australia,” Hanks wrote on Instagram Thursday.
“We felt a bit tired, like we had colds, and some body aches. Rita had some chills that came and went. Slight fevers too. To play things right, as is needed in the world right now, we were tested for the coronavirus, and were found to be positive.”
The couple is currently in quarantine at Gold Coast University Hospital.
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