Jared Leto was in for an even bigger shock Monday as he ended a 12-day desert retreat, only to learn that much of the globe was taking extreme measures to fight the spread of the coronavirus.
The 48-year-old Oscar winner shared his stunned thoughts to social media shortly after getting ahold of his cell phone again.
Jared shared a tweet thread with his shock upon rejoining the world, as well as an identical text post shared to Instagram.
‘Wow. 12 days ago I began a silent meditation in the desert. We were totally isolated. No phone, no communication etc. We had no idea what was happening outside the facility,’ he began.
‘Walked out yesterday into a very different world. One that’s been changed forever. Mind blowing – to say the least. I’m getting messages from friends and family all around the globe and catching up on what’s going on.
The 30 Seconds to Mars frontman ended his thread with some simple words of advice.
‘Hope you and yours are ok. Sending positive energy to all. Stay inside. Stay safe,’ he wrote.
Jared’s 4.3 million Twitter followers wouldn’t have known that he was incommunicado, as he had multiple tweets scheduled to post while he was silently meditating.
Since he left, multiple major American cities have canceled or recommended canceling most crowded social and entertainment events, and many people have been practicing social distancing in order to limit the spread of the coronavirus.
Luckily, it doesn’t seem to have affected the Blade Runner 2049 star’s music at all.
His next performance with his long-running band is a four-day festival in Croatia in August featuring two performances, though it’s still unclear if the global pandemic could affect dates that far away.
The opulent single-band festival will set attendees back anywhere from $1,649 plus fees for a three-day pass to $7,149 plus fees for a four-day all inclusive VIP package.
While he was engaged in silent meditation, Jared’s social media team shared photos from a chilling experience rock climbing at Nevada’s Red Rock with Free Solo’s Alex Honnold.
During the expedition, the Requiem For A Dream star fell and was caught by his safety rope, but he wasn’t as secure as he originally thought.
‘Looked up and within seconds the rope was being cut by the rock while I dangled some 600 ft in the air,’ he wrote on Instagram.
‘I remember looking down at the ground below. It was a strange moment – less fear, more matter of fact, and slightly melancholy,’ he continued.
‘The adrenaline came after, when I got back on the wall. But we made it through and lived to see another day.’