Tom Hanks Describes His Experience With COVID-19

Hanks and Rita Wilson caught the virus in Australia, and now they're speaking about how it affected them.


Hollywood power couple Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson contracted COVID-19 while in Australia, and now Hanks has described their experience with the illness--it sounds really bad.

Hanks told The National Defense Radio Show that he had "bad body aches and was very fatigued." He tried to exercise while in quarantine, but he couldn't get through basic stretches due to his fatigue. Wilson, however, had a much more challenging experience.

"Rita went through a tougher time than I did," Hanks said (via Entertainment Weekly). "She had a much higher fever. She had lost her sense of taste and sense of smell. She got absolutely no joy from food for a better part of three weeks."

Hanks went on to say that Wilson became so nauseous that "she had to crawl on the floor from the bed to the facilities."

In early March, Hanks and Wilson caught the virus in Australia where Hanks was preparing for his starring role in the Baz Luhrmann's Elvis Presley movie as the musician's manager, Tom Parker. Hanks and Wilson were quarantined in a hospital after they were confirmed to have COVID-19.

Wilson and Hanks have donated blood to help make a vaccine for COVID-19, because doctors believe they now have immunity, Wilson previously told Gayle King of GameSpot sister site CBS News.

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