Hollywood star Tom Hanks announced Thursday he and his wife, Rita Wilson, tested positive for the 2019 coronavirus disease.
“Hello, folks. Rita (Wilson) and I are down here in Australia. We felt a bit tired, like we had colds, and some body aches. Rita had some chills that came and went. Slight fevers too,” he said on Instagram.
“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 added.
Hanks said he and Wilson “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,” he said.
Tom Hanks, wife Rita Wilson have coronavirus
Hanks and his wife are in Australia for the pre-production of the untitled Elvis Presley movie from Warner Brothers, Deadline reported.
According to The New York Times, Hanks is playing the role of Colonel Tom Parker, Presley’s eccentric manager, who groomed the famous singer to stardom in the 1950s. Production on the film, which is being directed by Baz Luhrmann, is set to begin on Monday.
“The health and safety of our company members is always our top priority, and we are taking precautions to protect everyone who works on our productions around the world,” Warner Bros., the studio behind the film, said in a statement.