Tom Hanks opens up about surviving coronavirus: ‘I had crippling bodyaches’

Tom Hanks. (PHOTO: 
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Tom Hanks. (PHOTO: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)
Dimitrios Kambouris

Tom Hanks has opened up about his experience of surviving Covid-19 and urges the public to wear masks and stop the spread of the disease.

The 63-year-old actor is currently promoting his World War II drama Greyhound which is set to be released this week.

Speaking to The Guardian, Tom said that he wasn’t afraid of being sick with the virus.

Tom and his wife Rita Wilson both contracted the virus in the United Stated earlier this year but were isolated in Australia while shooting Baz Luhrmann’s upcoming Elvis biopic.

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They have since returned to the US.

“Our discomfort because of the virus was pretty much done in two weeks and we had very different reactions, and that was odd,” Tom said.

“My wife lost her sense of taste and smell, she had severe nausea, and a much higher fever than I did.”

He added that he experienced crippling body aches and was unable to concentrate.

“I was very fatigued all the time and I couldn’t concentrate on anything for more than about 12 minutes,” the actor said.

“That last bit is kinda like my natural state anyway.”

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Tom suffers from type 2 diabetes and had a stent in his heart, Independent reports. He has

urged the public to remain vigilant and keep up safe practices during the pandemic.

“Honestly, there are three things. Social distance, wear a mask, wash your hands,” he said.

“There’s no human being with a conscience that can’t manage that if they want to.”

Source: The Guardian, Independent

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