Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson's son updates fans after his parents' coronavirus diagnoses

By Zach Harper

Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson's son updates fans after his parents' coronavirus diagnoses

Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson are "not worried" about having coronavirus, their son Chet Hanks says.

On March 12, the couple's 29-year-old son took to Instagram to update his parents' fans on how they're doing. The day before, Tom had revealed he and Rita both have the virus. The World Health Organization declared it a pandemic the same day.

"They're not worried about it," Chet said in the clip. "They're not trippin', but they're going through the necessary health precautions, obviously. But I don't think it's anything to be too worried about. I appreciate everyone's concern and the well-wishes, but I think it's all going to be alright... Everybody, stay safe out there. Much love."

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Tom and Rita are in Australia, where the Oscar-winner had been set to shoot Baz Luhrmann's Elvis Presley biopic. He's playing the king's legendary manager, Colonel Tom Parker, in the film.

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"We felt a bit tired, like we had colds, and some body aches," he said about how the couple had been feeling. "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 coronavirus and were found to be positive."

He went on to say they're listening to health advice and taking things a day at a time as they recover.

Celebrities were quick to jump into the comments section and wish the couple well.

"Love and get well soon and come home soon to you and @RitaWilson," Julia Louis-Dreyfus wrote.

"You always gotta be first," Marlon Wayans also joked in the comments. "First Emmy winner, first Oscar winner, first Hollywood coronavirus. That one was mine... Get well soon, brother. I love you tremendously. Praying for you and wifey."

As of this writing, there are nearly 125,000 confirmed coronavirus cases in more than 100 countries, according to the World Health Organization. The illness has killed more than 4,600 people. Canada has 93 confirmed cases.

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