Tom Hanks has announced that he and wife Rita Wilson have been diagnosed with coronavirus, IgbereTV reports.
The 63-year-old Oscar-winning actor has been in Australia filming a forthcoming Elvis Presley biopic and said he started experiencing symptoms of the virus.
Hanks said he felt like he had a cold, while Wilson, also 63, suffered from chills.
They have both subsequently tested positive for coronavirus.
In a statement that he share with his followers on social media, the Hollywood actor 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 Coronavirus, and were found to be positive.
“Well, now. What to do next? The Medical Officials have protocols that must be followed.
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“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?”
Tom signed off the statement with: “We’ll keep the world posted and updated. Take care of yourselves! Hanx!”
Hanks, a two-time Oscar winner and star of films including Forrest Gump, Saving Private Ryan and The Post, is the highest profile Hollywood figure to be diagnosed with the Covid-19 virus, which is sweeping the world.