Jared Leto is an icon and this news is just all the more proof he is living on some other level. While the rest of us were stockpiling toilet paper and washing our hands, the actor and musician was on a 12-day silent retreat only to return home to a pandemic. In the past week, events have been canceled, movie theaters shut down, everyone is social distancing and in isolation in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
“We were totally isolated,” Leto said of his retreat. “No phone, no communication etc. We had no idea what was happening outside the facility.” But yesterday he reemerged into “a very different world. I’m getting messages from friends and family around the globe and catching up on what’s going on.”