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Tom Hanks Recounts Crippling Pain from Coronavirus Battle

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By    |   Tuesday, 07 July 2020 12:14 PM

Tom Hanks has opened up about his brush with the coronavirus and the fears he struggled with while quarantined in a hospital in Australia. The actor and his wife, Rita Wilson, contracted the brutal virus in March and although they are fine now, Hanks told Hadley Freeman of the Daily Mail that they suffered contrasting symptoms for two weeks.

"My wife lost her sense of taste and smell, she had severe nausea, she had a much higher fever than I did," he said in the interview published on Monday. "I just had crippling body aches, I was very fatigued all the time and I couldn’t concentrate on anything for more than about 12 minutes. That last bit is kinda like my natural state anyway."

Hanks said it did cross his mind that he was a vulnerable case but tried not to let it worry him.

"When we were in the hospital, I said: 'I'm 63, I have type 2 diabetes, I had a stent in my heart – am I a red flag case?' But as long as our temperatures did not spike, and our lungs did not fill up with something that looked like pneumonia, they were not worried," he said. "I’m not one who wakes up in the morning wondering if I’m going to see the end of the day or not. I’m pretty calm about that."

In a recent interview with the National Defense Radio Show, Wilson spoke of her symptoms that came while struggling with the virus.

"I was very tired. I felt extremely achy," she said, per Fox News. "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."

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.

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