Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson Share Update After Announcing They Have Coronavirus


Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson are taking it one day at a time.

The "Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood" star, 63, shared an update one day after announcing that he and his wife, 63, tested positive for coronavirus.

The actor posted a picture on Twitter of the two in Australia, where they were diagnosed and are currently in isolation.

"Hello folks," the caption read. "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 for whom it could lead to a very serious illness."

The actor maintained a positive, even-handed outlook on the situation.

"We are taking it one-day-at-a-time," he continued. "There are things we can all do to get through this by following the advice of experts and taking care of ourselves and each other, no?"

He ended the missive with a reference to his 1992 film "A League of Their Own."

"Remember, despite all the current events, there is no crying in baseball."

On Wednesday, Hanks shared his and his wife's diagnosis, listing out symptoms the two were feeling that led them to get tested.

“Hello, folks. Rita and I are down here in Australia,” the Oscar winner wrote. “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 is needed in the world right now, we were tested for the Coronavirus, and were found to be positive.”

Hanks pondered next steps, and promised to shared regular updates.

"Well, now. What to do next?" he continued. "The Medical Officials have protocols that must be followed. 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? We’ll keep the world posted and updated."

Hanks signed off by adding, “Take care of yourselves!”

Deadline reports the couple were in a pre-production meeting for an upcoming Elvis Presley biopic in Australia.

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