Tom Hanks and Wife Rita Wilson Were Reportedly Having Wonderful Time in Australia before Coronavirus Diagnosis
The Australian Minister of Trade revealed that Tom Hanks and his wife Rita Wilson were having a wonderful time in Australia before they got hit by the Coronavirus.
Tom Hanks is one of the recent victims of the Coronavirus that is spreading all over the world. The actor and his wife, Rita Wilson, tested positive while in Australia.
All is not gloomy for the couple, according to People. In the report, the Australian Minister of Trade reported that the Hollywood stars were having a swell time in the country before they came down with the virus.
Hanks was in the country for his role as Colonel Tom Parker in the pre-production of Baz Luhrmann's untitled Elvis Presley biopic. Then on Wednesday, the actor announced he and his wife had tested positive for the virus.
Following the actor's announcement, the Minister, Annastacia Palaszczuk, spoke in a press conference that addressed the actor's diagnosis and the government's efforts at curbing the spread, saying:
"...our experts will work very closely with him, with Baz and all of the crew..."
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Hello, folks. @ritawilson 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!
Other Hollywood celebrities have reached out to the celebrity couple via social media, with many sending their wishes for a speedy recovery.
One of them was Marlon Wayans, who berated the actor for always being first, albeit tongue in cheek.
The initial symptoms were cold, tiredness, and body aches.
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Hello folks. @ritawilson and I want to thank everyone here Down Under who are taking such good care of us. 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. Hanx
Wayans described Hank as the first recipient of the "first Hollywood Coronavirus," alluding to the actor's position as the first Emmy winner, and first Oscar winner. The comedian added that he was praying for the filmmaker and his wife.
Currently, the American cultural icon is being quarantined in a Queensland hospital, according to Hollywoodreporter.
His wife, Rita Wilson, who is also affected, was holding concerts where she performed songs from her newly released album "Halfway to Home."
On Thursday this week, Queensland Health Officials revealed the celebrity couple had contracted the virus either in the United States or while in transit to Australia.
Wife of the two consecutive Academy Awards for a single movie — "Philadelphia" — Rita Wilson, gave a breakdown of how the couple was tested and found positive for the virus via her Instagram story.
Rita revealed the initial symptoms were cold, tiredness, and body aches. The next step was the virus test, which came back positive. Medical protocols were followed immediately, and the couple was quarantined.
"Buzz lightyear" actor, Tim Allen, joked in a Twitter post that he would give the couple spacesuits if they needed them. He then told them to "rest up and get well."