Oscar-winning actor Tom Hanks announced Wednesday that he and his wife, actress Rita Wilson, have tested positive for coronavirus in Australia.
“We felt a bit tired, like we had colds, and some body aches,” the 63-year-old Hanks wrote on his social media accounts. “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!”
According to Deadline, Hanks and Wilson are in Australia for production of director Baz Luhrmann’s untitled film about Elvis Presley.
Hanks won Oscars for his leading roles in “Forrest Gump” and “Philadelphia.” He was nominated this year for his supporting role in “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood.” He was previously nominated for his leading work in “Big,” “Saving Private Ryan” and “Cast Away.”
He has been married to Wilson, also 63, since 1988, and the couple have two children.
She is best known for her roles in films such as “Jingle All the Way,” “Sleepless in Seattle” and “Runaway Bride.”