Tom Hanks' Son Chet Gives Update on Parents' Health Following Coronavirus Diagnosis

March 12, 2020

Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson were diagnosed with COVID-19 on Wednesday, but their son, Chet Hanks, doesn’t seem too concerned.

The 29-year-old shared a message on Instagram in which he thanked fans for their support and shared an update about his parents.

"What up everyone. Yeah, it's true, my parents got coronavirus. Crazy," Chet began.

"They're both down in Australia right now because my dad was shooting a movie down there but I just got off the phone with them. They both are fine, they're not even that sick,” he assured fans.

Chet revealed that his parents don’t seem too worried, but “they’re going through the necessary health precautions."

Before signing off, Chet thanked everyone again for the love they sent and assured them things would be alright.

"I appreciate everyone's concern and the well wishes but I think it's all going to be alright but I appreciate it and just, everybody stay safe out there. Much love."

Earlier in the day, Hanks announced that he and Wilson tested positive for coronavirus after experiencing symptoms that included feeling “tired” and like they had “colds.”

“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,” he wrote.

Of course, that meant they had to follow protocol, which he explained to 7.3 million Instagram fans.

"Well, now. What to do next? The Medical Officials have protocols that must be followed. 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!,” he said.

While a handful of celebrities shared supportive messages, comedian Marlon Wayans took a different approach: "D--N YOU TOM!!! You always gotta be first. First Emmy winner, first Oscar winner, first Hollywood Coronavirus. That one was mine... Curses. get well soon brother. I love you tremendously. Praying for you and wifey..."

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