Tom Hanks Details Symptoms He Experienced during His COVID-19 Diagnosis

On Tuesday, actor Tom Hanks virtually appeared on “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert” to promote his new film “Greyhound.” The star also opened up about his earlier novel coronavirus disease diagnosis.

This week, Hanks, 64, was the guest star on Stephen Colbert’s at-home version of his talk show. He spoke candidly about his and his wife, Rita Wilson’s positive COVID-19 diagnosis in March 2020.

The famous couple contracted the virus while taking a break from shooting an Elvis Presley biopic in Australia. Hanks confessed to Colbert that while he struggled with the virus his bones “felt like they were made of soda crackers.”

Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson at the 92nd Annual Academy Awards on February 09, 2020, in Hollywood, California | Photo: Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic/Getty Images

Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson at the 92nd Annual Academy Awards on February 09, 2020, in Hollywood, California | Photo: Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic/Getty Images


He had to recuperate from the illness over eight or nine days. The Oscar-winning star also admitted:

“Every time I moved around I felt like something was cracking inside.”

The actor also felt “bone-crushing fatigue” and soreness during his battle. However, his symptoms from COVID-19 were quite different from Wilson’s.


She suffered from a high fever, headaches, and even lost her sense of smell and taste. On the other hand, Hanks was able to taste and enjoy the takeout they got.

Let’s unite as we did during World War II to beat COVID-19 – Tom Hanks.

Wilson, 63, and Hanks experienced severe symptoms and had to be hospitalized for a brief period. The couple was then allowed to go into self-quarantine together in their rented home.


While speaking to NBC News' Lester Holt, Hanks confessed how he and his wife could get infected by the virus again. When the pair did some blood and plasma studies, they discovered that they had fewer “antibodies now than we did at the get-go.”


They were informed how “antibodies begin to fade” and that would lead them to be susceptible to catching COVID-19 again. In order to help with developing a vaccine for the disease, Hanks and Wilson have both donated blood and plasma.


During his first live television interview since he and his wife recovered from coronavirus, the actor told the “Today” show that he believed a united front could overcome the virus. He noted how Americans had to play their part by wearing their masks, wash their hands regularly, and practice social distancing.


Hanks shared that he believed a collective spirit had to be deployed just like the one that was used during World War II. He and Colbert also spoke about the “Saving Private Ryan” actor’s recent birthday.

He celebrated his 64th birthday last Thursday with an Instagram post where he was seen jumping into a pool

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