Tom Hanks Shares Update on Coronavirus Diagnosis— “We Are Taking it One Day at a Time”

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Tom Hanks and Rita wilson share update on coronavirus status
Photo courtesy Tom Hanks Instagram

When Tom Hanks and his wife Rita Wilson announced to the world that they tested positive for the coronavirus, a lot of people took notice.

Tom and his wife were in Australia for work.  The 63-year old actor was working on pre-production of the Elvis Presley biopic in which he plays Elvis’ longtime manager Colonel Tom Parker, and Rita was working and performing at various events and Australian television shows while in the country, when they broke the news.

“Hello, folks. Rita and I are down here in Australia,” the Forrest Gump actor said on Instagram Wednesday evening (March 11) . “We felt a bit tired, like we had colds, and some body aches. Rita had some chills that came and went. Slight fevers too. To play things right, as is needed in the world right now, we were tested for the Coronavirus, and were found to be positive.”

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After getting an update from their son Chet Hanks, who revealed that his parents were fine after talking to them on the phone, Tom himself shared an update in an Instagram post.

“Hello folks. @ritawilson and I want to thank everyone here Down Under who are taking such good care of us, Tom wrote. “We have Covid-19 and are in isolation so we do not spread it to anyone else. There are those for whom it could lead to a very serious illness. We are taking it one-day-at-a-time. There are things we can all do to get through this by following the advice of experts and taking care of ourselves and each other, no? Remember, despite all the current events, there is no crying in baseball, he added in reference to the famous line from his film A League of Their own. He singed the post, “Hanx.”

To date the coronavirus (COVID-19) has infected 138,959 people with 70k+ recovered and 5,111 deaths. Amongst the news that Tom and Rita were infected, we learned that artists such as Dan + Shay, Blake Shelton and Kenny Chesney have postponed or cancelled dates on their tours, Disney has shut down their parks in Orlando, Paris and California, The NBA has suspended their season, The NCAA has cancelled their March Madness tournaments and so many more closings and cancellations are happening in the wake of the spread of the virus.

Stay safe out there and wash your hands.