Taking It One-Day-At-A-Time: Tom Hanks Shares Updates About Health

Tom Hanks and his wife Rita Wilson have tested positive for coronavirus. 

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Tom Hanks and his wife, Rita Wilson tested positive for coronavirus.

A day after actor Tom Hanks announced that he and his wife, Rita Wilson have been tested positive for Coronavirus, he took to Twitter to share updates about the Hanks’ health and said that they’re “taking it one-day-at-a-time.”

“Hello folks, Rita Wilson and I want to thank everyone here Down Under who are taking such good care of us. We have Covid-19 and are in isolation so we do not spread it to anyone else. There are those fr whom it could lead to a very serious illness,” he said in a tweet.

After Hanks announced that both he and his wife Rita Wilson were tested positive for coronavirus, their son Chet took to Instagram to update fans about his parents’ health.

In a video message Chet, said, “I just got off the phone with them, they both are fine, they’re not even that sick.”

“They’re not worried about it, they’re not tripping but they are going through the necessary health precautions,” Chet said, adding, “I don’t think it’s anything to be too worried about but I appreciate everyone’s concerns and well wishes. I think it’s going to be alright.”

On Thursday, Tom Hanks took to Twitter to announce that he and his wife, Rita Wilson, have tested positive for Coronavirus. They encountered symptoms after travelling to Australia, where they were set to begin production on a film based on the life of Elvis Presley.

“We Hanks’ will be tested, observed and isolated for as long as public health and safety requires. Not much more to it than a one-day-at-a-time-approach, no?,” he said in a tweet.

“Hello, folks, Rita and I are down in Aurstralia. We felt a bit tired, like we had colds, and some body aches. Rita had some chills that came and went. Slight fevers too. To play things right, as are needed in the world right now, we were tested for the Coronavirus, and we were found to be positive.”
Tom Hanks 

Soon after the actor posted on Twitter, Warner Bros. issued a statement, saying, “We have been made aware that a company member from our Elvis feature film, which is currently in pre-production in The Gold Coast, Australia, has tested positive for COVID-19 (coronavirus).”

The statement reads. “We are working closely with the appropriate Australian health agencies to identify and contact anyone who may have come in direct contact with the individual. The health and safety of our company members is always our top priority, and we are taking precautions to protect everyone who works on our productions around the world. The individual who tested positive for COVID-19 is currently receiving treatment.”

The Academy Award-winning actor is playing the role of Colonel Tom Parker, Presley’s eccentric manager, who groomed the famous singer to stardom in the 1950s.

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