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Entertainment Jared Leto Recalls Shock At Emerging From Silent Retreat Into Full-Blown Pandemic

20:30  26 january  2021
20:30  26 january  2021 Source:   huffingtonpost.co.uk

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Jared Leto has described finding out about the pandemic when the US was already in a state of lockdown. The Oscar-winning actor revealed last year that he had been staying in a 12-day “ silent meditation” retreat During the retreat , Leto was not allowed to use his phone, watch TV or talk.

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Jared Leto famously emerged from a 12-day silent meditation retreat in March 2020 to find the world plunged into lockdown because of the coronavirus pandemic.

The Oscar-winning actor opened up about the strange and surreal experience — likening it to “coming out to the zombie apocalypse”.

Speaking on US late night series The Tonight Show, Jared told host Jimmy Fallon: “When I went away there were about 150 cases and just in that short amount of time, when I came out there was a shutdown, a state of emergency and the whole world had changed but when we were in there, they didn’t tell us.”

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Teachers at the retreat “made a decision, let’s not disturb the participants,” said Leto, meaning him and his fellow guests remained blissfully unaware of the developments in the outside world because of the distraction-free environment prohibiting cell phones, televisions and talking.

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Jared Leto being on a silent meditation retreat and totally missing out on the coronavirus pandemic news feels very Jared Leto .

When Jared Leto emerged from a self-imposed two-week silent meditation retreat last March he said it felt like he was stepping into a "zombie That's because while he was diving into his inner environs, unbeknownst to him, California was starting to lock down due to the spreading COVID-19 pandemic .

“I didn’t turn on my phone until I went back to LA so I drove the whole way, you know, trying to be like peaceful and zen, keep the feeling going,” Leto explained. “I got back and I was kind of shocked. It was like Rip Van Winkle.”

Fallon suggested it was “like a ‘Twilight Zone’ episode, but in real life.”

“Yeah, it was shocking,” Leto responded. “I had this great tool to deal with ‘stress’ and things in life but I don’t think anything can quite prepare any of us for what we all went through at the beginning.”

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