Tom Hanks and his wife, Rita Wilson, have tested positive for coronavirus. The actor revealed the news in an Instagram post on Wednesday. Hanks, 63, said that while in Australia, he and his wife experienced cold-like symptoms, as well as slight fevers and body aches.
His wife experienced chills that came and went, and they both felt a bit tired.
Tom Hank’s Instagram post explains that he and his wife will now be tested. Doctors will observe and isolate them until they’re healthy.
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Hello, folks. Rita and I are down here in Australia. 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. Well, now. What to do next? The Medical Officials have protocols that must be followed. We Hanks’ will be tested, observed, and isolated for as long as public health and safety requires. Not much more to it than a one-day-at-a-time approach, no? We’ll keep the world posted and updated. Take care of yourselves! Hanx!
Tom Hanks ended his post by saying he’d keep the world posted and updated. He also asked everyone to take care of themselves. Here’s hoping he and his wife turned off their cellphones and have been getting plenty of rest.
According to Deadline, Tom Hanks is currently in Australia for the pre-production of a film about Elvis Presley. Warner Bros. issued a statement saying that someone in production for the film had tested positive, but did not reveal who it was.
“We have been made aware that a company member from our Elvis feature film, which is currently in pre-production in The Gold Coast, Australia, has tested positive for COVID-19 (coronavirus). We are working closely with the appropriate Australian health agencies to identify and contact anyone who may have come in direct contact with the individual.”
It continues, “The health and safety of our company members is always our top priority and we are taking precautions to protect everyone who works on our productions around the world.”
Chet Hanks, Tom Hanks’ son, also posted an Instagram update.
“I just got off the phone with them,” he said. “They both are fine. They’re not even that sick. They’re not worried about it, they’re not tripping, but they’re going through the necessary health precautions, obviously.”