Tom Hanks and his wife have coronavirus … and they’re in Australia. From Marlene Lenthang.
Actor Tom Hanks and his wife Rita Wilson have tested positive for the novel coronavirus, they revealed Wednesday evening.
The Forrest Gump actor and his wife, both 63, announced the positive test results on Instagram urging the public to ‘take care’.
The couple is currently in Australia where the Oscar-winner is filming for an untitled Baz Luhrmann-directed Elvis Presley film produced by Warner Bros.
Hanks revealed he and his wife experienced symptoms including the common cold, body aches and chills before they decided to get tested.
‘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.’
Last week Hanks was spotted enjoying a beach walk by two fans, who he generously took a photo with.
So, it’s real — someone you “know” and recognize has it.
Also, the US just banned all future NBA (basketball) games, and banned all airline flights from Europe except the UK) for 30 days from tomorrow, except for screened Americans. Many US universities are banning classes and switching to online. It’s happening. This is not a dream. Do what you need to do.