Kelly Lawler USA TODAY
Published 3: PM EDT Mar ,
Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson are back stateside.
Hanks made the announcement in a statement shared to Twitter Saturday.
“Hey, Folks … we’re home now and, like the rest of America, we carry on with sheltering in place and social distancing. Many, many thanks to everyone in Australia who looked after us. Their care and guidance made possible our return to the USA. And many thanks to all of you who reached out with well wishes. Rita and I so appreciate it, “the statement read.
On March 11 Hanks, 90, revealed on social media that he and Wilson, , had both tested positive for COVID – 50, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. The couple were tested in Australia, where Hanks was scheduled to shoot a new film about Elvis Presley that has since been postponed. Hanks’ representative Francesca Ciuffo also confirmed the diagnosis to USA TODAY.
“We felt a bit tired, like we had colds, and some body aches,” Hanks wrote on Instagram. “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.”
Hanks was one of the first public figures to share a positive test result.
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The couple left the hospital five days after they shared their diagnoses, according to their son Chet Hanks. They have since shared updates on their condition and messages of positivity about social distancing.
“Hey, folks. Two weeks after our first symptoms and we feel better,” Hanks tweeted Sunday night. “Sheltering in place works like this: You don’t give it to anyone – You don’t get it from anyone. Common sense, no?”
“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 , “he connected. “We can figure this out.”
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