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Tom Hanks details the battle of his wife Rita Wilson’s hospital



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Tom Hanks raises the curtain on his wife Rita Wilson’s battle with the coronavirus which sent shockwaves worldwide as they became the first celebrity couple to test positive for the disease in the past month.

Speaking in an interview on Sunday on the National Defense radio show, Hanks, 63, said he was “a bit sore and very tired” during his medical isolation in the room under pressure from an Australian hospital. Wilson, 63, his 32-year-old wife, had more severe symptoms.

“Rita has gone through more difficult times than I have,” said Hanks. “She had a much higher fever and she had other symptoms. She lost her sense of taste and smell. She had no joy from food for a better part of three weeks. ”

Hanks said that Wilson’s condition and the side effects of hydroxychloroquine, an antimalarial drug administered for his high fever, led to powerful bouts of nausea.

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Tom Hanks discusses his wife Rita Wilson’s battle with the coronavirus. (Photo: ANTHONY HARVEY, AFP via Getty Images)

“She was so nauseous that she had to crawl on the floor of the bed at the facility,” said Hanks, “and it went on for a while. “

Hanks recalled trying to do regular sit-ups, stretches and floor exercises at the hospital.

“I was wiped off after 12 minutes. I lay in my hospital bed and just slept, “said Hanks.

After a member of the medical team came to see him, he remembered, “I said,” I just had the strangest thing. I just tried to do basic stretches and exercises on the floor and I couldn’t even do it halfway. And she looked at me through her glasses as if she was talking to the stupidest human being. And she said, “You have COVID-19. “”

Hanks says he doesn’t know how he and Wilson got the virus while Hanks was filming Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis Presley film in Australia. (Hanks will depict the director, Col. Tom Parker.) Hanks said that most of the isolation in the hospital was necessary to monitor the precautions and to ensure that he and Wilson did not spread the disease .

After two weeks of isolation, the couple were able to return home to Los Angeles, where they stayed.

Hanks became the very first host of a Saturday Night Live away from his kitchen last week.


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