After the news broke that the prime minister had been moved as a precaution – in case he required ventilation to aid his recovery – film and TV stars posted messages to Twitter commenting on the situation.
Hugh Grant, Susanna Reid and Lord Sugar led the messages on Twitter, with Grant acknowledging that – while he may not agree with Johnson’s politics – health comes first.
“I haven’t been his greatest supporter but v much rooting for the PM tonight,” Grant wrote.
Strictly Come Dancing star Bruno Tonioli urged the PM to “hang on”, while presenter Nick Knowles wrote: “Don’t tweet vile stuff wishing Boris ill – it says more about you than his politics.”
Gary Lineker called it “shocking news”, adding: “Hope he pulls through.”
Susanna Reid sent her well wishes to Johnson and hs partner, Carrie Symonds.
Hollywood star Mia Farrow wrote: “Prayers up for Boris Johnson and everyone now fighting Covid-19.”
I haven’t been his greatest supporter but v much rooting for the PM tonight.— Hugh Grant (@HackedOffHugh)April 6, 2020
— Lord Sugar (@Lord_Sugar)April 6, 2020
Concerning news. Boris Johnson is in intensive care unit at St Thomas’ Hospital. Best wishes to the Prime Minister, his partner Carrie and all his family. Such difficult times.— Susanna Reid (@susannareid100)April 6, 2020
Crikey. Shocking news. Hope he pulls through. pic.twitter.com/3isN0s6FCA— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker)April 6, 2020
Don’t tweet vile stuff wishing Boris ill – it says more about you than his politics
Thoughts with him & his family https://t.co/rvVRcwcQMx— Nick Knowles (@MrNickKnowles)April 6, 2020
This is an incredibly serious situation for the British prime Minister. Boris Johnson’s condition with #coronavirus at St Thomas’s Hospital has dramatically worsened in the last few hours & he was moved into intensive care at 7pm.
Fight hard Boris - we're all rooting for you. pic.twitter.com/60HVDOsOMX— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan)April 6, 2020
Johnson is said to be receiving “excellent care”. Dominic Raab, the foreign secretary, has been asked to deputise for the prime minister “where necessary”.