Tom Hanks and wife Rita have coronavirus

Oscar winning actor Tom Hanks and his wife Rita have coronavirus.

The 63-year-old Hollywood icon is filming in Australia when he revealed the illness.

In a statement he said:

“Hello, folks. Rita and I are down here in Australia making a film about Elvis Presley.

“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.

“Not much more to it than a one-day-at-a-time approach, no?

“We’ll keep the world posted and updated,”

He added that he and his wife “will be tested, observed and isolated for as long as public health and safety requires.”

Hanks is playing the role of Colonel Tom Parker, Presley’s eccentric manager who groomed the famous singer to stardom in the 1950s.

The film is being directed by Oscar winning Australian Baz Luhrmann.


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Philip Braund spent 16 years at the Daily Mirror as a reporter and news editor before moving to ITV. He was the series producer of the ground-breaking investigation programme The Cook Report, Managing Editor at ITV's Millbank Studios, and Head of News at ITV Central. He has won national and regional Royal Television Society awards for documentaries.

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