Tom hanks and wife rita wilson infected with corona virus

Tom Hanks and wife Rita Wilson infected with corona virus

Oscar winner Tom Hanks (63) and his wife, producer and actress Rita Wilson (63), are infected with coronavirus. The star of films like “Philadelphia” and “Forrest Gump” made the announcement on Instagram and Twitter on Wednesday.

His spokeswoman confirmed the diagnosis to the Deutsche Presse-Agentur upon request. They were in Australia and felt tired and feverish, as if they had a cold, Hanks posted. To this he posted a photo of a rubber glove in a trash can. They had been tested and the result was positive.

They would now follow health officials’ instructions, go into isolation and “take each day as it comes”. They planned to keep the world informed with updates. “Take care of yourselves!”, Hanks added.

Numerous followers on Instagram sent get-well wishes. Fellow actor Marlon Wayans also wished a speedy recovery, with a humorous aside. Tom always has to be first, Wayans quipped: “First Emmy winner, first Oscar winner, first Hollywood coronavirus. That’s what I was supposed to be, damn it!”.

Hanks and Australian director Baz Luhrmann (“The Great Gatsby,” “Moulin Rouge”) are preparing a still untitled film biography in Australia about rock ‘n’ roll legend Elvis Presley. The biopic from studio Warner Bros. revolves around the young Presley’s longtime business relationship with his manager Colonel Tom Parker, portrayed by Hanks. In addition to the two-time Oscar winner, Austin Butler, Maggie Gyllenhaal and Olivia DeJonge are among the actors in the film.

Warner Bros. spoke in a statement of a positive Covid 19 test on the set of the film in Australia, as the U.S. industry journal “Deadline”.com” reported. One would now check all persons who possibly came into contact. Filming for the Elvis movie south of Brisbane was temporarily interrupted, according to a report by Australian news agency AAP. According to the report, the team was sent home in the morning.

Singer and actress Rita Wilson, a producer of hit comedies such as “My Big Fat Greek Wedding” and “Mamma Mia!” to the big screen, made several appearances in Australia in recent days. She also posted photos and videos on Instagram from various events, including the famous Sydney Opera House.

The opera house said Thursday it was following the advice of authorities and also contacting employees who may have had contact with Hanks and Wilson. Already for some time the house would be additionally disinfected with hospital means. This is now being done again. According to the report, there had been about 200 guests at Wilson’s performance, including Hanks. The building would be thoroughly cleaned, it was further reported. The opera remains open, he said, and events continue to run.

Hank’s son Chet posted a video message on Instagram. He had spoken to his parents. “Both are doing well. They’re not even sick yet.” They didn’t worry about it and went through the normal precautionary measures. No need to worry too much, says Chet Hanks.

The head of the government of the Australian state of Queensland, Annastacia Palaszczuk, said who took a selfie with Hanks in recent days should not panic. Transmission of the virus is considered unlikely in brief encounters. On Twitter, Palaszczuk wrote that she wished Tom and Rita a speedy recovery. She said she was being well taken care of in Queensland. In the state, the couple is now part of the Covid 19 statistics: there are 27 cases so far.

Hanks had in January at the Golden Globes award the Cecil B. DeMille honorary lifetime achievement award received. With his supporting role in the film “The Marvelous Mr. Rogers” he was in the Oscar race in February.