Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson Return to US After Coronavirus Recovery

Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson are back home, in the United States, after succesfully recovering from coronavirus (COVID-19).

A Return to Health

Hanks made the announcement on Twitter, writing:

“Hey, Folks…We’re home now and, like the rest of America, we carry on with sheltering in place and social distancing.” 

Hanks and Wilson were the first major celebrities reported to be infected with COVID-19.

The couple was in Australia, where Hanks was filming an Elvis Presley biopic directed by Baz Luhrmann, when they tested positive for the virus.

Hanks and Wilson took to social media on March 11 to announce the diagnosis. Production of Luhrmann’s film was officially postponed a few days later.

Before heading back to the U.S., the couple spent a week in isolation at a hospital in the state of Queensland in Australia.

After their discharge from the medical facility, they continued to self-quarantine at a rented home in Australia. In the meantime, the two of them often shared their experience in isolation and offered advice to those doing the same via social media.

Expressing Their Gratitude

Hanks thanked the people in Australia who took care of them.

“Many, many thanks to everyone in Australia who looked after us. Their care and guidance made possible our return to the USA. And many thanks to all of you who reached out with well wishes. Rita and I so appreciate it,” the Hollywood star wrote.

Wilson also shared a heartfelt post of her own. 

“I am so thankful for my health, for the doctors, nurses, friends, and family who got me through that time,” she wrote. 

“You, online friends, also need to be thanked because your prayers and optimism were felt deeply. And, so thankful for the blessings God has bestowed on me, then and now.”


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