Idris Elba pulls out of Golden Globes


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Idris Elba has had to pull out of the Golden Globe Awards after injuring his back.

The British actor – who is nominated for Best Actor in a TV Movie or Limited Series for his role in ‘Luther’, and for Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture for ‘Beasts of No Nation’ – was advised against flying to Los Angeles after injuring his back.

Idris’ representative told Entertainment Tonight: “On doctor’s orders [he] cannot get on a plane to attend the Golden Globes.”

While Idris, 43, won’t be at Sunday’s (10.01.16), Harrison Ford is a late addition to the line-up of presenters.

Just hours before the ceremony, a message on the Golden Globes’ official Instagram read: “BREAKING! EXCLUSIVE! Harrison Ford will be presenting at tonight’s #GoldenGlobes (sic).”

Other previously announced presenters include America Ferrera, Lily James, Orlando Bloom, Channing Tatum, Jim Carrey, Lady Gaga and Jennifer Lopez.

Ricky Gervais is returning to host the show for the fourth time and admitted he won’t be entirely sober when he takes over proceedings at the 73rd annual awards show.

He recently said: “If I didn’t drink, I wouldn’t be brave enough to say some of the things I’m going to say.”


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