Academy Award nominee Samuel L. Jackson promoted social distancing recommendations in a Tuesday night segment on ABC’s “Jimmy KimmelJames (Jimmy) Christian KimmelCaitlyn Jenner slams Jimmy Kimmel for calling her 'Trump in a wig' Stephen Colbert is bringing back his live audience Fox News late-night show 'Gutfeld!' nears top of ratings race MORE Live!,” telling viewers to “stay the f--- at home.”

Jackson, broadcasting remotely from his home, read what he described as “sort of” a sequel to his reading of Adam Mansbach’s 2011 book “Go the F--- to Sleep."

“The 'rona is spreading, that shit’s no joke/It’s no time to work or roam/The way you can fight it is simple, my friends:/Just stay the f--- at home,” Jackson read.


Describing the precautions as necessary to “get back to normal,” the “Hateful Eight” actor urged viewers to “stay at home as if your name was Trenton Quarantino.”

Jackson’s appearance also fundraised for the charity Feeding America, part of a series of charitable fundraisers Kimmel has organized while broadcasting from his own home amid social distancing orders and a moratorium on live audiences for late-night programs.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have urged Americans to stem the spread of the virus by remaining at home except to shop for essentials, exercise alone or to seek emergency medical treatment. Numerous states have imposed similar orders, as has the District of Columbia, although Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) said Tuesday that the city was unlikely to enforce it by making arrests.