Tom Hanks & Wife Rita Wilson Confirm They Have Tested Positive For Coronavirus

Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson 26th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, Arrivals, Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles, USA – 19 Jan 2020

Actor Tom Hanks and his wife Rita Wilson have announced that they have tested positive for coronavirus, the first celebrities to go public with a diagnosis.

Tom and Rita, both 63, revealed the news with a statement on instagram. The couple were in Australia for production of Baz Luhrmann’s untitled Elvis Presley movie, in which Tom is playing Elvis’ manager Colonel Tom Parker.

The statement:

“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.

Photo: David Fisher / Shutterstock

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