Tip News

April 10, 2020

Tom Hanks, Rita Wilson released from hospital after virus quarantine - Tip News

Tom Hanks, Rita Wilson released from hospital after virus quarantine

Tom Hanks, Rita Wilson released from hospital after virus quarantine
'Multiple Oscar-winning actor Tom Hanks was on the Gold Coast near Brisbane to film an Elvis Presley biopic when he came down with coronavirus' - By: AFP/File Anthony HARVEY

Tom Hanks and his wife Rita Wilson have been released from the Australian hospital where they were in isolation since testing positive for the coronavirus last week, their son Chet said.

"A quick update on my folks: They're out of the hospital," Chet said in an Instagram video.

"They're still self-quarantined obviously, but they're feeling a lot better, so that's a relief," he said.

The multiple Oscar-winning actor was on the Gold Coast near Brisbane to film an Elvis Presley biopic directed by Australian Baz Luhrmann when he and Wilson, both 63, came down with the disease.

Wilson, a singer-songwriter, had given 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".

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 on the Lurhmann film, in which he was due to portray Elvis' long-time manager, Colonel Tom Parker.

The couple have posted to social media about their run-in with COVID-19, thanking their Australian carers and urging their fans to follow the advice of experts on avoiding the disease.

Short link: https://tipnews.com/u/MTI2MDUz

See also:

Related articles

Las Vegas casino workers abandoned in 'ghost town'

Las Vegas casino workers abandoned in 'ghost town'

Casino workers in Las Vegas voiced anger Thursday at being abandoned by their billionaire employers as the gambling mecca becomes a "ghost town" due to coronavirus.Tens of thousands employed on the city's world-famous Strip of glitzy hotels and high-stakes

Pope guides locked-down world through virtual Easter

Pope guides locked-down world through virtual Easter

Church doors will be shut and the Vatican sealed off when Pope Francis leads 1.3 billion Catholics in Easter Sunday celebrations held under a worldwide coronavirus lockdown.Fear and confusion in the face of a disease whose toll has unrelentingly climbed toward

Return of the 'Tiger King': Netflix sets follow-up episode

Return of the 'Tiger King': Netflix sets follow-up episode

A new episode of Netflix's wildly popular "Tiger King" will air this weekend, the company said Thursday, bringing fans up-to-date with the lives of the smash hit zookeeper documentary's surreal subjects.The series about a gay, mullet-wearing private zoo ow



HELLO, PLEASE TAKE A MOMENT TO RATE THIS POST Tom Hanks, Rita Wilson released from hospital after virus quarantine

Sending comment Close