The new coronavirus has made its round the world after it first surfaced in Wuhan Province, Hubei, China in 2019 – and today’s biggest stars are not immune.
Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson were among the first high profile names to test positive for COVID-19. On March 11, the Academy Award winner shared the symptoms the couple experienced during their time in Australia, where Hanks was working on pre-production for Baz LuhrmannElvis Presley’s biopic.
“We felt a little tired, like we had a cold and some body aches,” Forrest Gump actor said about he and Wilson. “Rita had chills coming and going.”
On March 16 Us weekly confirmed that Hanks and Wilson had been released from the hospital. The couple, who have been married for 30 years, rented a house in Australia before returning to the US.
Nearly a week after Hanks and Wilson’s diagnosis was confirmed, Idris Elba announced that he also contracted the virus. He revealed on Twitter on Monday that he decided to get tested after learning that a person he was in contact with tested positive on March 13.
The day after he spoke out, the English actor said Hanks’s confession inspired him to speak about his own condition. “I am very proud of Tom Hanks, who is also someone in the public eye who came out and said they have and have been public about it,” Cats the actor said in a livestream video from Twitter. “I was really motivated by Tom’s move.”
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