Hollywood Actor Tom Hanks Tests Positive For Coronavirus

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Veteran Hollywood actor has tested positive for the rampaging coronavirus.

Tom Hanks is known for playing comic and dramatic roles/ Photo Credit: Getty Images
Tom Hanks is known for playing comic and dramatic roles/Photo Credit: Getty Images

Hanks (63) revealed this in a statement on Wednesday, May 11, 2020, that disclosed that he and his wife, have the virus.

The couple is in Australia where the actor was to shoot a movie revolving around the life of Elvis Presley.

Tom Hanks and his wife Rita Wilson
Tom Hanks and his wife Rita Wilson

“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.” – Tom Hanks – nytimes.com

Hanks added that he and his wife will be tested, observed and isolated for as long as public health and safety require.

“Not much more to it than a one-day-at-a-time approach, no? We’ll keep the world posted and updated.”

Tom Hanks is one of the most recognizable actors in the world and is famous for playing comedic and dramatic roles. He has worked with acclaimed film director Steven Spielberg on five movies, and his films have grossed over $9.96 billion.


His awards include a Golden Globe Award, an Academy Award, a People’s Choice Award, and the Stanley Kubrick Britannia Award for Excellence in Film.

Hanks received a Presidential Medal of Freedom from the then-President Barack Obama in 2016.

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