Tom Hanks reveals he and wife Rita Wilson are ‘sheltering in place’ as he updates fans after returning home following COVID-19 diagnosis
Tom Hanks is sheltering-in-place at home in the US with wife Rita Wilson, after returning from Australia following their COVID-19 diagnosis.
The actor, 63, updated fans on their current situation via Twitter on Saturday, several weeks after revealing both he and Rita had tested positive for coronavirus while in Australia.
‘Hey, Foks… We’re home now and, like the rest of America, we carry on sheltering in place and social distancing. Many, any thanks to everyone in Australia who looked after us.
Doing their part: Tom Hanks is sheltering-in-place with wife Rita Wilson in America, after returning from Australia following their COVID-19 diagnosis
Stay safe: The actor, 63, updated fans on their current situation via Twitter on Saturday
‘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. Hanx.’
Hanks and his wife were pictured touching down into the United States via private jet on Friday.
The pair, who were the first celebrities to go public with their battle with COVID-19 on March 11, were pictured driving in LA following their flight home.
Hanks and Wilson were on lock-down while recovering in Australia, where Hanks was filming a movie about Elvis Presley. He is playing Colonel Tom Parker, Presley’s manager, in the film directed by Baz Luhrmann. Production is currently suspended.
Homeward bound: The pair were pictured driving in LA following their flight home on Friday
Going public: The couple were the first celebrities to go public with their battle with COVID-19 on March 11 (pictured February 2020)
The couple shared numerous updates with their fans during their self-quarantine.
On March 23, Hanks tweeted an update to his fans that read: ‘Hey, folks. Two weeks after our first symptoms and we feel better.
‘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 awhile, 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. Hanx.’
Keeping active: Meanwhile, Hanks’ son Colin Hanks was seen bike riding through Toluca Lake in Los Angeles with his children in tow
Now they’re back home in the United States, the high-profile couple will have to comply with California’s ‘shelter at home’ order.
The A-list couple make up just a small fraction of celebrities and world leaders who have contracted the virus, including Idris Elba and Colton Underwood.
Meanwhile, Hanks’ son Colin Hanks was seen bike riding through Toluca Lake Los Angeles with his children in tow.
His daughters Olivia, nine, and Charlotte, six, wore helmets as they pedaled through a quiet neighborhood alongside their famous father on Saturday.
Safety first: The girls wore helmets as they pedaled through a quiet neighborhood alongside their famous father on Saturday