Our hearts go out to Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson. After the Cast Away actor revealed he and his wife tested positive for coronavirus, their sons — Chet Hanks and Colin Hanks — shared two posts to Instagram opening up about the matter.
“What’s up everyone? Yeah, it’s true. My parents got coronavirus. Crazy. They’re both down in Australia right now because my dad was shooting a movie down there,” Chet, 29, said in a video he shared on Wednesday, March 11. “I just got off the phone with them. They both are fine. They’re not even that sick. They’re not worried about it. They’re not trippin’ but they’re going through the necessary health precautions obviously. But I don’t think it’s anything to be too worried about.”
Thank goodness! “I appreciate everyone’s concern and the well wishes, but I think it’s all going to be alright. But I appreciate it,” he added. “Everybody stay safe out there. Much love.”
Instead of doing a video like his brother, Colin, 42, shared a statement to Instagram and Twitter. “We are so grateful for the outpouring of support from everyone. My parents are receiving excellent care in Australia and are doing well (and in good spirits) given the circumstances. Despite the fact that I’m in L.A. and haven’t seen them in over three weeks, we have been in constant contact and am confident that they will make a full recovery,” it read.
Hours before Colin and Chet’s posts went live, Tom, 63, revealed he and Rita, also 63, tested positive for coronavirus while 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,” he said next to a photo of a glove hanging outside a hazardous waste disposal bin.
“Well, now. What to do next?” Tom continued. “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 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! Hanx!”
We’re so sorry to hear this. We hope Tom and Rita make a speedy recovery.