81ºF

Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson's Celebrity Friends Send Well Wishes Following Their Coronavirus Diagnosis

photo

Hollywood is sending well wishes to Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson.

Shortly after the 63-year-old actor revealed that he and his wife, also 63, tested positive for COVID-19, known as the coronavirus, on Wednesday, their celebrity friends took to social media to send them well-wishes. The married couple is currently in Australia, where Hanks was working on pre-production for Baz Luhrmann's untitled Elvis Presley film.

Marlon Wayans was one of the first to comment on Hanks' post, writing, "DAMN YOU TOM!!! You always gotta be first. First Emmy winner, first Oscar winner, first Hollywood Coronavirus."

"That one was mine damn it!" he added. "Curses 🤬 😂 get well soon brother. I love you tremendously. Praying for you and wifey. Always my nizzle."

Reese Witherspoon and Jack Black kept their messages simple. "Please take care," Witherspoon wrote, with Black adding, "Sending love."

Meanwhile on Twitter, Tim Allen shared a pic of Buzz Lightyear from Disney's Toy Story 3, accompanied with the message, "Woody, I should have made you two wear my space suits! You and Rita rest and get well!"

"Love and get well soon and come home soon to you and @RitaWilson," Julia Louis-Dreyfus added in her own tweet.

Hanks and Wilson are the first known celebrities to have contracted coronavirus. Their announcement came just a few minutes before the National Basketball Association suspended the season after Utah Jazz player Rudy Gobert preliminarily tested positive for the flu-like virus.

See more reactions below:

"Hello, folks. Rita and I are down here in Australia. We felt a bit tired, like we had colds, and some body aches," Hanks wrote on Instagram. "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 the Coronavirus, and were found to be positive."

"Well, now. What to do next? The Medical Officials have protocols that must be followed," he continued. "We Hanks' will be tested, observed, and isolated for as long as public health and safety requires. Not much more to it than a one-day-at-a-time approach, no? We’ll keep the world posted and updated. Take care of yourselves! Hanx!"

For more on the coronavirus, check out the video below.

RELATED CONTENT:

Rita Wilson Jokes About Her 'Coronavirus Vacation' Following Diagnosis

Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson Test Positive For Coronavirus

Chet Hanks Says Parents Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson 'Aren't Worried' After Testing Positive for Coronavirus

NBA Suspends Season After Utah Jazz Player Tested Positive for Coronavirus