Actors Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson says Wednesday on social media. So that they have been diagnosed with the novel coronavirus.

Tom Hanks and his wife Rita Wilson “both are fine” and “not even that sick” after testing positive for coronavirus, their son Chet Hanks (a.k.a rapper Chet Haze) says in a video message to fans.

“Wassup everyone. Yea, it’s true my parents got coronavirus. Crazy,” Hanks says Wednesday night on Instagram. So after his dad confirm the news himself on the platform earlier in the evening.


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“They’re both down in Australia right now ’cause my dad was shooting a movie down there. I just got off the phone with them,” Chet continued. “They both are fine. They’re not even that sick. They’re not worried about it. So they’re not trippin’ but they’re going through the necessary health precautions, obviously”.

He wrapped up the video by saying, “I don’t think it’s anything to be too worried about. I appreciate everyone’s concern and well wishes. I think it’s all going to be alright. So I appreciate it. Everybody stay safe out there. Much love”.


Hanks told fans

Earlier on Wednesday, Hanks told fans that he and Wilson got a test for coronavirus after feeling ill while in Australia. They were in the country during pre-production on Baz Luhrmann’s untitled Elvis Presley film. So in which Hanks is set to play the musician’s longtime manager Colonel Tom Parker.

“Hello, folks. Rita and I are down here in Australia. We felt a bit tired like we had colds, and some body aches,” he captions on Instagram. “Rita had some chills that came and went. Slight fevers too. But to play things right, as need in the world right now. So we test for Coronavirus, and were found to be positive”.

“Well, now. What do we do next? The Medical Officials have protocols that must be followed,” he continues. B”We Hanks’ will be tested, observe, and isolated for as long as public health and safety requirements. But not much more to it than a one-day-at-a-time approach, no?”.

The social media post included a photo of a yellow garbage bag and a rubber glove.

He added that he would keep people updated and says, “Take care of yourselves!”.

Hanks and Wilson’s son, Colin Hanks, released a statement Wednesday night thanking fans. And say he’s “confident” his parents will make a full recovery.

Colin Hanks’ Instagram post

“We are so grateful for the outpouring of support from everyone,” Colin Hanks’ Instagram post says. “My parents are receiving excellent care in Australia and are doing well (and in good spirits) given the circumstances. Despite the fact that I’m in LA and haven’t seen them in over three weeks. So we have been in constant contact and I’m confident that they will make a full recovery”.


Tom Hanks is a two-time Oscar winner — taking best actor in 1994 for “Philadelphia” and 1995 for “Forrest Gump”. So he has been nominating four more times.

He has also won four Golden Globes and honoured for his career with the Cecil B. DeMille Award earlier this year.

The couple, both 63 years old, has married since 1988.

Hanks was in Australia filming a movie about Elvis Presley. He set to play Colonel Tom Parker, the singer’s manager. So it’s unclear how this will affect filming.





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