Tom Hanks & Rita Wilson Releases from Australian Hospital After COVID-19 Quarantine
Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson have been released from the hospital in Australia. Their son Chet Hanks said in an Instagram video that his parents are out from where they were in isolation since testing positive for the coronavirus last week.
“A quick update on my folks: They’re out of the hospital,” Chet said. “They’re still self-quarantined obviously, but they’re feeling a lot better, so that’s a relief.”
The actor was on the Gold Coast near Brisbane to film an Elvis Presley biopic directed by Baz Luhrmann when he and his wife came down with the disease.
Rita Wilson, a singer-songwriter, held some concerts in Sydney and Brisbane before testing positive for COVID-19 and Australian authorities have been tracking the couple’s contacts to identify any other people who may have been infected.
Chet Hanks urged people not to panic over the virus and wished anyone else infected “a swift and speedy recovery”.
Meanwhile, Australia has so far confirmed nearly 400 cases of coronavirus, with five deaths from the disease.
Hanks was believed to have returned to the penthouse apartment in the Gold Coast where the couple had been staying while he worked for the film, in which he was due to portray Elvis’ long-time manager, Colonel Tom Parker.