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Beloved actor Tom Hanks and his wife, actress and singer Rita Wilson, have returned to the United States from Australia after being quarantined following positive coronavirus diagnoses.
Hanks was Down Under where he was scheduled to begin filming the Elvis Presley biopic in which he was to play Presley’s longtime manager, Colonel Tom Parker, when he and his wife were diagnosed. The Forrest Gump actor shared the news on Instagram, saying:
“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 wrote. He added that he and Wilson would remain under treatment and observation as long as was necessary.
Photos of Tom and Rita were captured upon their return to Los Angeles, and the actor confirmed the news on Twitter Saturday, saying, “We’re home now, and like the rest of America, we carry on sheltering place and social distancing.” He added a note of thanks for those who looked after the couple while they were quarantined in Australia as well as a note of appreciation to his many fans who reached out with well wishes while they were sick.
We’re happy that Tom and Rita are now safely home, and we continue to pray for those still recovering from the Coronavirus pandemic.