Hollywood superstar Tom Hanks made headlines in March when he and his wife Rita Wilson tested positive for coronavirus while visiting Australia.
During an interview last week with National Defense Radio, Hanks revealed that his wife suffered more from the infection than he did.
“Rita went through a tougher time than I did,” Hanks said. “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.”
Couple thanks Australian doctors
Hanks first revealed that he and his wife had contracted the disease via an Instagram post made on March 12 and thanked “everyone here Down Under who are taking such good care of us.”
“We have Covid-19 and are in isolation so we do not spread it to anyone else,” Hanks continued. “There are those for whom it could lead to a very serious illness.”
“We are taking it one-day-at-a-time. There are things we can all do to get through this by following the advice of experts and taking care of ourselves and each other, no?”
Hanks concluded by quoting a line from a character he played in the film A League of Their Own, saying, “Remember, despite all the current events, there is no crying in baseball.”
Fox News reported that Wilson coped with the ordeal by turning to music, and solicited suggestions from fans on what songs the pair should listen to.
Hanks cautions others
On March 28, Hanks revealed via tweet that he and his wife were back in the United States after both made a successful recovery.
“Hey, Folks…We’re home now and, like the rest of America, we carry on with sheltering in place and social distancing,” the veteran actor wrote.
“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.”