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Bill Burr Makes Controversial Off-Color Joke on Twitter about Tom Hanks' Coronavirus Result

Olowokandi Fiyin
Mar 21, 2020
07:30 P.M.
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Bill Burr has shown he has no worries about Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson's full recovery from coronavirus following Tom's announcement last week.

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A few days after it was divulged that Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson had tested positive for COVID-19 while in Australia, Bill Bur has taken a different approach to the news. 

Bill Burr on the set of the "Untitled Judd Apatow/Pete Davidson Project" on August 2, 2019 in New York City | Photo: Getty Images

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According to a Pop Culture report, the comedian took to Twitter to share a joke about the actor and his wife's current health status by writing:

"I think when Tom Hanks doesn't die, everyone is gonna chill."

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The site noted that while the tweet didn't cause any social media outrage, it did start a conversation amongst his followers with one person stating that "Australia better be putting everything they have into saving those two."

After Tom's statement, Warner Bros., the studio behind the Elvis Presley film that had taken Tom to Australia, also released an announcement about the news.

Bill Burr on set for "Untitled Judd Apatow/Pete Davidson Project" aka "Staten Island" on June 3, 2019 in New York City | Photo: Getty Images

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It would be recalled that Tom and Rita had been among the first celebrities to test positive for the virus some days ago.

Tom Hanks took to his Instagram to write that he and Rita had felt tired and had come down with some body aches. The 63-year-old actor, in the same post, further explained:

"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."

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The caption came with an image that showed a disposable glove that had been tossed into a bin. Soon after Tom's statement, Warner Bros., the studio behind the Elvis Presley film that had taken Tom to Australia, also released an announcement about the news.

Through the statement, Warner Bros. claimed that all hands were on deck to protect everybody who had come in contact with Tom at that period.

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Meanwhile, Pop Culture made it clear that Rita had appeared on the Australian morning talk show "Today Extra" where she had performed a song from her new album.

Rita's presence subsequently led officials to quarantine staff members of the show who had "prolonged contact" with her.

 

Even though the show's host, David Campbell, mentioned that the singer-songwriter didn't show any symptoms, he in addition to his co-host Belinda Russell, and several others were promptly sent into self-isolation for 14 days.

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