Oscar-winning American actor Tom Hanks, who contracted COVID-19 in March with his wife, Rita Wilson, recounted how he lived through the dangerous disease.
In an interview with the British newspaper The Guardian, the interpreter of Forrest Gump confessed that he and his wife “had very different reactions” to the coronavirus.
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Hello folks. @ritawilson and I want to thank everyone here Down Under who are taking such good care of us. We have Covid-19 and are in isolation so we do not spread it to anyone else. There are those for whom it could lead to a very serious illness. We are taking it one-day-at-a-time. There are things we can all do to get through this by following the advice of experts and taking care of ourselves and each other, no? Remember, despite all the current events, there is no crying in baseball. Hanx
“My wife lost her sense of taste and smell, she had severe nausea and a much higher fever than me,” said the actor. As for Hanks himself, he had symptoms like “paralyzing body aches” or “constant fatigue.”
“I couldn’t focus on anything for more than 12 minutes,” revealed the actor, who added ironically that “it’s his natural state.”
Hanks was in the Australian city of Gold Coast filming Baz Luhrmann’s biographical feature Elvis when he had the symptoms of the coronavirus.
Later, he and his wife offered their plasma to help create a cure for COVID-19.