In light of spikes in the US and across the world in recent days, Tom Hanks has some sound advice for everyone - wear a damn face mask.
The Tom Hanks face masks message comes after he and his wife Rita Wilson tested positive for COVID-19 back in March while filming in Australia. Thankfully, both of the 63-year-olds made a full recovery from the virus, but the actor is urging people to wear a mask to help curb the fresh spread.
Speaking during a recent press conference for his upcoming 'Greyhound' movie, which arrives on Apple TV+ July 10, Hanks offered words of advice to those of us who have failed to heed new guidelines over the past number of weeks. He said: "There’s really only three things we can do in order to get to tomorrow: Wear a mask, social distance, wash our hands.
"Those things are so simple, so easy, if anybody cannot find it in themselves to practice those three very basic things – I just think shame on you," he continued. "Don’t be a p----, get on with it, do your part.
"It’s very basic. If you’re driving a car, you don’t go too fast, you use your turn signal and you avoid hitting pedestrians. My Lord, it’s common sense."
Sage advice from a man who survived and lived to tell the tale. If Tom Hanks spurring you on to wear a face mask doesn't do it for you, we don't know what will.
The star of 'Cast Away' and 'Toy Story' also provided an update on how he and Rita have been keeping since overcoming the illness. "We are fine. We had about 10 days of very uncomfortable symptoms. Not life-threatening, we’re happy to say.
"We were isolated in order to keep an eye on ourselves because if our temperatures had spiked, if our lungs had filled, if any number of things had gone wrong with this, we would have needed expert medical care. We didn’t. I guess we were model recoverers from COVID-19, but we were also isolated so that we would not give it to anybody else that we came in contact with, and since then have been doing the same isolating, social distancing that is being asked of the world so, we are fine."