Tom Hanks Encourages People To Self Isolate And Says He's Now Feeling Better
Two weeks on from Tom Hanks and his wife Rita Wilson testing positive for coronavirus (Covid-19), they've updated fans on their recovery, telling them they're 'feeling better'.
In his tweet, he also took the opportunity to urge everyone to stay inside, saying that it's 'common sense' to do so.
The 63-year-old added that it's going to take a while, but reassured his followers that the pandemic would pass 'if we take care of each other, help where we can, and give up some comforts'.
Replying to his tweet, one fan said: "Hearing from somebody who got through this is quite comforting. Thank you," while another added: "My kiddo asked me how y'all were doing today. "Mom, I don't want Woody to be sick." I'm so glad you're both doing better."
Someone else wrote: "So pleased to hear that you're both feeling better. Take care of yourselves x"
Tom and Rita, also 63, tested positive for coronavirus on 12 March during a stint on the Gold Coast, Australia, where the actor is filming Baz Luhrmann's Elvis Presley biopic.
A spokesperson for the studio producing the film has told Deadline: "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).
"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."
A few days after the diagnosis, on 17 March, the pair were released from hospital, their son Chet Hanks revealed in an Instagram post.
In the video, he said: "A quick update on my folks - they're out of the hospital. They're still self-quarantined obviously, but they're feeling a lot better, so that's a relief."
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