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Tom Hanks And Rita Wilson Return To Los Angeles After Beating Coronavirus

Tom Hanks And Rita Wilson Return To Los Angeles After Beating Coronavirus

Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson have returned home to Los Angeles two weeks after testing positive for the coronavirus in Australia.

The couple were photographed driving around L.A. yesterday and generally looked pretty happy with their lot after seemingly defeating the virus, and managing to get back to their Californian home.

Forrest Gump star Hanks, 63, was out in Australia filming Baz Luhrmann's forthcoming biopic about Elvis Presley when he and his wife Wilson - also 63 - started to experience symptoms of the Covid-19 virus.

They were taken to hospital for treatment, but were released around one week ago before heading home before Friday.

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The pair decided to get tested for the novel coronavirus after starting to feel a bit under the weather.

In an Instagram post shared with fans upon their diagnosis on 11 March, Hanks said: "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."

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Since they tested positive, the pair have been endeavouring to keep their army of fans and well-wishers updated on the situation, as well as encouraging them to take the correct steps to stay safe themselves, such as maintaining a safe social distance.

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As the pair prepared to leave the hospital, Hanks wrote a message to his fans in which he said: "Hello folks, @ritawilson 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.

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"We are taking it one-day-at-a-time.

"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?

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

He then channelled the spirit of his character in A Beautiful Day in the Neighbourhood Fred Rogers and added: "Thanks to the Helpers. Let's take care of ourselves and each other. Hanx."

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Well amidst all of the bad news and uncertainly circulating just now, at least there's been a happy ending for the Hanks.

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Topics: US News, US Entertainment

Tom Wood

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