At the beginning of March, Tom Hanks and his wife, Rita Wilson, both 63, tested the Coronavirus–positive while in Australia. Since then, after their return, they have made a complete recovery and continue to isolate themselves in Los Angeles.
The 63-year-old Oscar winner reveals in a new interview with The Guardian about fighting the coronavirus back in March while in Australia with Wilson, whom he married back in 1988. Hanks told the publication that he and his wife is “fine” now, and after recovery, they have not dealt with lingering symptoms.
“Our discomfort because of the virus was pretty much done in two weeks and we had very different reactions, and that was odd,” Tom said. “My wife lost her sense of taste and smell, she had severe nausea, she had a much higher fever than I did. I just had crippling body aches, I was very fatigued all the time and I couldn’t concentrate on anything for more than about 12 minutes.”
“That last bit is kinda like my natural state anyway,” Hanks jokingly said.
The Greyhound actor went on to say that he was “pretty calm” throughout this experience.
“When we were in the hospital, I said: ‘I’m 63, I have type 2 diabetes, I had a stent in my heart – am I a red flag case?’ But as long as our temperatures did not spike, and our lungs did not fill up with something that looked like pneumonia, they were not worried,” he recalled. “I’m not one who wakes up in the morning wondering if I’m going to see the end of the day or not. I’m pretty calm about that.”
Hanks at a press conference to promote his upcoming film Greyhound blamed those who chose not to wear masks, even though top health officials are stressing the value of face coverings in stopping the virus’ spread.