Tom Hanks and wife Rita Wilson recover from COVID-19, return to their home in LA

After the 'Forest Gump' actor and his wife landed back in LA on their private jet, the actor was seen stretching to touch the tarmac before breaking into a celebratory dance


                            Tom Hanks and wife Rita Wilson recover from COVID-19, return to their home in LA
Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson (Getty Images)
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Just days after assuring their fans that they were feeling "better" and spending weeks in isolation in Australia, Tom Hanks and his wife, Rita Wilson have successfully recovered from their COVID-19 infection and returned back to their home in Los Angeles.

After the 'Forest Gump' actor and his wife landed back in LA on their private jet, the actor was seen stretching to touch the tarmac before breaking into a celebratory dance. The pair then hopped into a Range Rover with Hanks taking the wheel as they drove back to their home, Page Six reported. 

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We had previously reported that after traveling to Australia to do some pre-production work on a biopic about singer Elvis Presley, the 63-year-old actor had taken to multiple social media platforms on March 11 to announce that he and his wife had been diagnosed with the virus. The production of the movie has since been suspended. 

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“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,” Hanks wrote in the post. “To play things right, as is needed in the world right now, we were tested for the Coronavirus, and were found to be positive.”

The two were discharged from a hospital in Australia on March 17 and put themselves in isolation. Since then, Hanks had been keeping his fans and followers updated on his condition.

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(L-R) Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson attend the 92nd Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood and Highland on February 09, 2020, in Hollywood, California (Getty Images)

"Hello folks. Rita Wilson 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?" he wrote in the caption of a picture of the pair the actor shared on social media. 
 
His sister, Sandra Hanks Benoiton, however, refused to belittle her brother's health situation as she said that she had a talk with her brother and despite not feeling "great," the actor was coping with it. "I have communicated with my brother. He's not great, but still okay. (Am I) shocked? No. He's an actor, not a god (but) medical care in Australia is good," she said. 

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Hanks' last update came on March 22, two weeks after getting diagnosed with the coronavirus. “Sheltering in place works like this: You don’t give it to anyone – You don’t get it from anyone. Common sense, no?” Hanks wrote on Sunday. "Going to take a while, but if we take care of each other, help where we can, and give up some comforts…this, too, shall pass. We can figure this out.”

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Wilson, on the other hand, had been keeping herself busy brushing up her rap skills and having virtual songwriting sessions. "Had a face time writing session today with these two amazing humans," the 'Throw Me a Party' singer wrote on her Instagram Story, sharing a screenshot of herself with Nelly Joy and Jason Reeves.

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