Update 6 p.m. EDT March 16: Tom Hanks has been released from the Gold Coast University hospital and are self-isolating in a home in Australia, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
Update 10:15 p.m. EDT March 12: Tom Hanks reached out on social media Thursday evening just 24 hours after announcing testing positive for coronavirus.
Hanks said he and his wife, Rita Wilson, are in isolation and are taking it “one-day-at-a time.”
Tom Hanks and his wife Rita Wilson are isolated in stable condition in an Australian hospital Thursday after contracting the new coronavirus, the actor and Australian officials said.
Hanks said he and Wilson had felt tired, with colds, aches and slight fevers. “To play things right, as is needed in the world right now, we were tested for the coronavirus and were found to be positive,” he said, adding they’ll be “isolated for as long as public health and safety requires.”
Hanks had been in Australia shooting an untitled Elvis Presley biopic directed by Baz Luhrmann. Hanks plays Presley’s manager, Colonel Tom Parker. The film, slated for release in October 2021, has suspended production, Warner Bros. said.
Original report: Actor Tom Hanks and his wife Rita Wilson confirmed on Instagram that they both have tested positive for Coronavirus.
Hanks said the couple were in Australia and felt tired, with colds, body aches and slight fevers. “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 said.
The 63-year-old actor said they will be “tested, observed and isolated for as long as public health and safety requires.”
“Not much more to it than a one-day-a-time approach, no?” added Hanks.
Hanks, who also posted his message on social media, signed off saying: “Take care of yourselves!”
Hanks and Wilson, 63, were married in 1988.
The announcement came in moments after President Donald Trump announced that he will be suspending all US travel to and from Europe for the next 30 days with the exception of the U.K.
The Associated Press contributed to this story.
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