Tom Hanks opens up about the grim details and symptoms of fighting COVID-19

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Tom Hanks has opened up about his recent personal experiences with the symptoms of coronavirus in a new interview.

The Academy-Award-winning actor and his wife Rita Wilson first broke the news about their COVID-19 diagnosis on Instagram at the beginning of March. Hanks uploaded a photograph of a rubber glove lying in a bin while in Australia.

The actor's son has spoken out about his mom and dad's diagnosis on his Instagram: 
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Hanks captioned the post: "Tom Hanks captioned the post: "Hello, folks. @ritawilson 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. To play things right, as is needed in the world right now, we were tested for the Coronavirus, and were found to be positive."

He added: "Well, now. What to do next? The Medical Officials have protocols that must be followed. We Hanks’ will be tested, observed, and isolated for as long as public health and safety requires. Not much more to it than a one-day-at-a-time approach, no? We’ll keep the world posted and updated."

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Per a recent report by Deadline, Hanks has now spoken out about his symptoms during an appearance on The National Defense Radio Show, telling host Randy Miller: "Rita went through a tougher time than I did."

He continued: "She had a much higher fever. She had lost her sense of taste and sense of smell. I had some bad body aches and was very fatigued, and that’s how the COVID-19 went through us."

Hanks revealed that Rita also experienced powerful bouts of nausea after suffering side-effects from the anti-malaria drug hydroxychloroquine - which had been administered for her high fever.

"She was so nauseous she had to crawl on the floor from the bed to the facilities," he said.

The Toy Story star also explained why he and Wilson were quarantined, saying: "It was relatively early in Australia’s response to the coronavirus, and they wanted us to not give it to anyone else. That’s why we were in lockdown."

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Hanks also recalled attempting to do a 30-minute routine of simple body exercises and stretches in the hospital.

"I was wiped after 12 minutes. I laid down in my hospital bed and just slept," said Hanks.

After a member of the medical team came to check on him, he recalled: "I said, 'I just had the weirdest thing. I just tried to do basic stretches and exercises on the floor and I couldn’t even get halfway through.'

"And she looked at me through her glasses like she was talking to the dumbest human being. And she said, 'You have COVID-19.'"

Per Sky News, in another interview with Gayle King on The Talk, Rita Wilson stated: "I felt extremely achy, uncomfortable, didn't want to be touched, and then the fever started," before adding that her fever hit 39-degrees - leading to her requiring hydroxychloroquine.

Tom Hanks opens up about the grim details and symptoms of fighting COVID-19

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By VT

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Tom Hanks has opened up about his recent personal experiences with the symptoms of coronavirus in a new interview.

The Academy-Award-winning actor and his wife Rita Wilson first broke the news about their COVID-19 diagnosis on Instagram at the beginning of March. Hanks uploaded a photograph of a rubber glove lying in a bin while in Australia.

The actor's son has spoken out about his mom and dad's diagnosis on his Instagram: 
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Hanks captioned the post: "Tom Hanks captioned the post: "Hello, folks. @ritawilson 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. To play things right, as is needed in the world right now, we were tested for the Coronavirus, and were found to be positive."

He added: "Well, now. What to do next? The Medical Officials have protocols that must be followed. We Hanks’ will be tested, observed, and isolated for as long as public health and safety requires. Not much more to it than a one-day-at-a-time approach, no? We’ll keep the world posted and updated."

[[instagramwidget||https://www.instagram.com/p/B9nVasnBNF5/]]

Per a recent report by Deadline, Hanks has now spoken out about his symptoms during an appearance on The National Defense Radio Show, telling host Randy Miller: "Rita went through a tougher time than I did."

He continued: "She had a much higher fever. She had lost her sense of taste and sense of smell. I had some bad body aches and was very fatigued, and that’s how the COVID-19 went through us."

Hanks revealed that Rita also experienced powerful bouts of nausea after suffering side-effects from the anti-malaria drug hydroxychloroquine - which had been administered for her high fever.

"She was so nauseous she had to crawl on the floor from the bed to the facilities," he said.

The Toy Story star also explained why he and Wilson were quarantined, saying: "It was relatively early in Australia’s response to the coronavirus, and they wanted us to not give it to anyone else. That’s why we were in lockdown."

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Hanks also recalled attempting to do a 30-minute routine of simple body exercises and stretches in the hospital.

"I was wiped after 12 minutes. I laid down in my hospital bed and just slept," said Hanks.

After a member of the medical team came to check on him, he recalled: "I said, 'I just had the weirdest thing. I just tried to do basic stretches and exercises on the floor and I couldn’t even get halfway through.'

"And she looked at me through her glasses like she was talking to the dumbest human being. And she said, 'You have COVID-19.'"

Per Sky News, in another interview with Gayle King on The Talk, Rita Wilson stated: "I felt extremely achy, uncomfortable, didn't want to be touched, and then the fever started," before adding that her fever hit 39-degrees - leading to her requiring hydroxychloroquine.