Tom Hanks is using his platform to speak out about people who are not wearing masks during the coronavirus pandemic. And he should know, as the actor and his wife Rita Wilson tested positive for coronavirus back in March.
Ini fact, Tom was one of the first celebrities to reveal that he and his wife Rita Wilson tested positive for the virus. Now, the Sully actor, who was at press conference for his new movie, Greyhound, according to People, is sharing some advice for those who choose not to wear a mask.
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“There’s really only three things we can do in order to get to tomorrow: Wear a mask, social distance, wash our hands,” Hanks said.
“Those things are so simple, so easy, if anybody cannot find it in themselves to practice those three very basic things – I just think shame on you,” he added. “Don’t be a p—-, get on with it, do your part. It’s very basic. If you’re driving a car, you don’t go too fast, you use your turn signal and you avoid hitting pedestrians. My Lord, it’s common sense.”
The actor and his wife tested positiver for COVID-19 in March, as people were just learning of the viral spread. In a social media post, he revealed the news.
““Hello, folks. Rita and I are down here in Australia,” the Forrest Gump actor said on Instagram (March 11) about being diagnosed with the COVID-19 coronavirus. “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.”
The couple were quarantined in Australia, before being allowed back in the states and have since recovered from the virus. When asked how the couple was doing now, Tom replied, “Oh, as the canaries in the coal mine for the COVID-19 experience, we are fine.”
He continued, “We had about 10 days of very uncomfortable symptoms. Not life-threatening, we’re happy to say,” Hanks added. “We were isolated in order to keep an eye on ourselves because if our temperatures had spiked, if our lungs had filled, if any number of things had gone wrong with this, we would have needed expert medical care. We didn’t. I guess we were model recoverers from COVID-19, but we were also isolated so that we would not give it to anybody else that we came in contact with, and since then have been doing the same isolating, social distancing that is being asked of the world so, we are fine.”