Rita Wilson told husband Tom Hanks to be "super sad for a very long time" if she died from breast cancer
In December 2015, Wilson announced that she was "100 percent healthy" after having undergone a double mastectomy, a month after her diagnosis
Actress Rita Wilson is in good health after beating cancer four years ago, and now she has opened up about the harrowing ordeal she underwent and how husband Tom Hanks helped her through those trying times.
Wilson felt fear, uncertainty, and a sudden awareness of how momentary life is when she was diagnosed with breast cancer in early 2015.
As expected, the 62-year-old turned to her husband Hanks for support and told him what he could do for her during the stressful time, Today reports.
In a heartwarming photo of her and Hanks that she shared on Instagram, Wilson wrote, "Four years ago when I was diagnosed with breast cancer, I had so many different thoughts. You’re scared, anxious, you think about your own mortality."
Wilson wanted Hanks to simply do one thing during the difficult phase - make her smile.
With a smiley emoticon next to her message, she continued, "So I had a serious discussion with my husband that if anything happens, I wanted him to be super sad for a very long time." However, she had one more request for her husband: "I'd also like a party, a celebration."
That said, little did Wilson know the conversation she had with her beloved husband would one day inspire a song from her upcoming album 'Halfway to Home.'
"Out of that story, I wrote 'Throw Me a Party," she told of the highly-anticipated single."So when I'm gone, throw me a party / You should dance as if I was there / Don't be sad or be brokenhearted / Just send your voices up in the air," she sings on the track.
In December 2015, Wilson announced that she was "100 percent healthy" after having undergone a double mastectomy, a month after her diagnosis.
In a conversation with The New York Times, Wilson spoke of Hanks, who she wed in 1988, explaining that as she navigated those trying days, the pair grew "even closer" to each other.
"You never know how your spouse is going to react in a situation like this,” she said. “I was so amazed, so blown away by the care my husband gave me. It was such a normal, intimate time."