Tom Hanks and wife Rita Wilson have recovered from the coronavirus and are now opening up about their difficult experiences. Speaking with National Defense Radio Show Hanks shared what it was like battling the respiratory illness while in quarantine in a hospital in Australia last month.
"Rita went through a tougher time than I did," Hanks said, per Fox News. "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."
During their lockdown, Hanks wanted to maintain his fitness by doing a 30-minute stretching regime and other "old man things" but even those gentle exercises were physically taxing.
"I was wiped after 12 minutes," he revealed.
Hanks had traveled to the Gold Coast to start filming for a biographical film about Elvis Presley but shortly after, he and Wilson contracted the coronavirus. Early detection prompted doctors to act swiftly.
"It was relatively early in Australia’s response to the coronavirus, and they wanted us to not give it to anyone else," he explained. "That’s why we were in lockdown."
Wilson also spoke of her symptoms that came while struggling with COVID-19.
"I was very tired. I felt extremely achy," she said. "Uncomfortable, didn't want to be touched and then the fever started. Chills like I've never had before. Looking back, I realize I was also losing my sense of taste and smell which I didn't realize at the time."
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