Idris_Elba hospital asthma attackIdris Elba has been rushed to hospital after suffering an asthma attack on a South Africa bound aeroplane on Saturday.

The Luther star was to due to attend a  press conference for his new movie Mandela: A Long Walk of Freedom in Johannesburg, but was taken to hospital before the flight took off.

Though the film’s producer Anant Singh believes he will be fine and said he was expected to appear at a red carpet event today.

Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom will be released in the UK on 3 January, 2014.