Tom Hanks Confirms He & Rita Wilson Have Tested Positive For Coronavirus & Will Be ‘Isolated’

Tom Hanks personally delivered the shocking news: the actor and his wife, actress Rita Wilson, tested ‘positive’ for the new coronavirus. The couple was in Australia when they contracted the virus that has killed 4,000 people!

One of the most famous people in Hollywood has contracted the new coronavirus: Tom Hanks. And he wasn’t alone — his wife, actress Rita Wilson, 63, also tested positive for the terrifying virus that causes the COVID-19 disease, which has taken away 4,000 lives worldwide! Tom, 63, broke the news in an Instagram post on March 11, which showed a photo of a trashcan covered in a Biohazard trash liner containing a latex glove. “Hello, folks. Rita and I are down here in Australia. 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,” Tom revealed to his stunned followers.

What does this unsettling news mean for the married couple? Answering that question, Tom continued, “Well, now. What to do next? 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?” In his signature charming style, Tom ended the message on a cheerful note: “We’ll keep the world posted and updated. Take care of yourselves! Hanx!”

Tom and Rita contracted the virus in Australia, where Tom was doing pre-production for the Elvis Presley biopic that’s being directed by Baz Luhrmann, our sister website Deadline reported. Austin Butler, Vanessa Hudgen’s ex-boyfriend, will be playing Elvis alongside Tom in the 2021 film — there has been no word on his well-being at the moment. HollywoodLife has reached out to Austin’s rep for comment.

Hello, folks. Rita and I are down here in Australia. 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. Well, now. What to do next? 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. Take care of yourselves! Hanx!

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Celebrities from Wilmer Valderrama to Nick Viall rushed to Tom’s comments section to offer their support, by way of prayer hand emojis. Just four days before revealing his diagnosis, all seemed normal when Tom shared a photo of his trip to Bondi Beach in New South Wales (located on the east coast of Australia). Rita even performed at a sold-out concert in Brisbane’s Emporium Hotel on March 5, which Tom and their 24-year-old son Truman attended, according to The Courier Mail

Tom’s blindsiding announcement came just minutes after President Donald Trump, 73, made one himself: a 30-day travel ban from Europe to the United States will be enforced, starting on March 13! The United Kingdom will be exempt from this ban. There are now 113,000 reported cases of COVID-19 worldwide, with 120 of them located in Australia, where Tom and Rita are currently located.

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