Actor-comedian Kevin Hart reveals that he battled Coronavirus around the same time as Tom Hanks. Reportedly, Kevin made the revelation during a stand-up set, while performing at the iteration of Dave Chappelle’s An Intimate Socially Distanced Affair show in Ohio.
Kevin said, “The problem is that I had it around the same time as Tom Hanks, and I couldn’t say anything because he’s more famous than I am.”
Hanks and his wife Rita Wilson were diagnosed with COVID-19 on March 11. While, Hart was quite active on social media around the same time. Hart’s illness came months after he suffered major back injuries in a car accident.
Tom himself revealed that he and Rita have been tested positive for the virus, he wrote, “Hello, folks. Rita 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. To play things right, as is needed in the world right now, we were tested for the Coronavirus and were found to be positive. Well, now. What to do next? The Medical Officials have protocols that must be followed. We Hanks’ will be tested, observed, and isolated for as long as public health and safety requirements. 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 yourself. Hanks”
Reportedly, the duo was in Australia for the pre-production of Baz Luhrmann’s untitled Elvis Presley film, in which he’s playing the role of Presley’s manager Tom Parker. Even the studio released a separate statement where they stated someone in the production was diagnosed with the virus.
Earlier in an interview, Kevin Hart had shared that he found a new meaning to life after the horrific accident. He said that he realised that nothing in life is guaranteed, and that makes him stay more present for his family and friends. When asked about how did perspective of life changed after the near-fatal car crash, he said, “Life and your perspective change as you grow old. As you grow old, you understand and you appreciate…You have a different understanding of what you had before. It makes you stay more present with the ones you love, the ones who mean the most from friends to family…You understand that nothing in life is guaranteed. It doesn’t have to be like that… So take every second in.”
A source told Page Six that Chappelle has spent 100,000 USD on coronavirus rapid testing for attendees of the outdoor shows he’s held this summer, with other performers including Donnell Rawlings, Bill Burr, Michelle Wolf, Questlove and Tobe Nwigwe.