Tom Hanks Shares Coronavirus Symptoms One Week After Diagnosis

After being released from the hospital, Tom Hanks is updating his fans and followers on the status of his health.

By Pamela Avila Mar 18, 2020 12:56 AMTags
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After being released from the hospital, Tom Hanks is updating his fans and followers on the status of his health.

"Hey folks. Good News: One week after testing Positive, in self-isolation, the symptoms are much the same. No fever but the blahs," the 63-year-old actor shared in an Instagram post. "Folding the laundry and doing the dishes leads to a nap on the couch."

On Monday, March 16, about a week after Hanks revealed he and his wife Rita Wilson tested positive for coronavirus, the actor's rep told E! News that the couple was in quarantine in their home in Australia.

In his update on Tuesday afternoon, Hanks continued, "Bad news: My wife @ritawilson has won 6 straight hands of Gin Rummy and leads by 201 points. But I have learned not to spread my Vegemite so thick. I travelled here with a typewriter, one I used to love. We all in this together. Flatten the curve. Hanx."

Stars With Coronavirus

When sharing the news that he and his wife had been tested positive for coronavirus after feeling under the weather, Hanks shared more of the symptoms they had experienced.

"We felt a bit tired, like we had colds, and some body aches," the actor wrote on Instagram last week. "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."

He continued, "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."

According to the Australian Government's Department of Health, "As of 6:30 a.m. on 18 March 2020, there have been 454 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Australia. There have been 40 new cases since 3:00 p.m. yesterday."


Shortly after her husband's Instagram post, the 63-year-old singer shared a video of herself singing "Broken Man."

Wilson captioned her video, "Broken Man by Rita Wilson. Written by Gary Burr. People aren't perfect. Gotta love them flaws and all."

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