Tom Hanks and wife Rita Wilson have tested positive for coronavirus. (Photo: Reuters)
The news of Hollywood actor Tom Hanks and wife Rita Wilson testing positive for coronavirus has left many worried. Their son Chet Hanks took to Instagram to share an update about his parent’s health.
“Yeah, it’s true,” Chet said in a video. “My parents got coronavirus. Crazy. They are both down in Australia right now because my dad was shooting a movie down there, but I just got off the phone with them. They both are fine. They are not even that sick. They are not worried about it. They are not tripping, but they are going through the necessary health precautions, obviously,” he added.
Tom Hanks' eldest son and actor Colin Hanks also took to Twitter to thank everyone for the support they have recieved. He assured his fans that his parents are getting "excellent care in Australia and are doing well".
Celebrities like musicians Sheryl Crow, Richard Marx and actor Mia Farrow among others took to Twitter to express their shock at the news.
“@tomhanks and @RitaWilson… am thinking and praying for you both! Hope you get through this and back home quickly!! Love,” Sheryl Crow wrote on Twitter.
— Sheryl Crow (@SherylCrow) March 12, 2020
— Mia Farrow (@MiaFarrow) March 12, 2020
— Richard Marx (@richardmarx) March 12, 2020
I mean Tom Hanks is who would play the guy in the movie about Coronavirus
— Whitney Cummings (@WhitneyCummings) March 12, 2020
TOM HANKS HAS CORONAVIRUS
THE WORLD IS UPSIDE DOWN
WE HAVE TO START OVER
GOOD THINGS ARE NO MORE
— amber ruffin (@ambermruffin) March 12, 2020
Tom Hanks took to his Twitter handle to share the news. The actor said that he and his wife got themselves tested after they “felt tired, with colds, body aches and slight fevers”. The couple were in Australia to shoot for the untitled Elvis Presley biopic directed by Baz Luhrmann. Hanks plays Presley’s manager, Colonel Tom Parker.