Chet Hanks, the son of actors Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson, has shared an update on their coronavirus diagnosis.

Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson recently announced they have tested positive for COVID-19 (coronavirus).

They are the first celebrities to go public with a diagnosis.

They released a statement that read: "Hello, folks. Rita and I are down here in Australia. We felt a bit tired, like we had colds, and some body aches. 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. 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!"


Chet Hanks has followed up the revelation with a video post on Instagram.

"What's up everyone?" Chet says in the post. "Yeah, it's true. My parents got Coronavirus. Crazy. 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."

"They're not worried about it, they're not trippin' but they're going through the necessary health precautions obviously. But I don't think it's anything to be too worried about. 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."


Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson are in Australia as the former is in pre-production for Baz Luhrmann’s untitled Elvis Presley movie at the moment. The film will see Austin Butler play the King of Rock and Roll while Hanks is playing Presley’s manager Colonel Tom Parker.

According to insiders, Hanks and Wilson were the only known individuals on the film to contract the disease.

Warner Bros., the distributor behind the film, also issued a statement after Hanks and Wilson went public.

It reads: "We have been made aware that a company member from our Elvis feature film, which is currently in pre-production in The Gold Coast, Australia, has tested positive for COVID-19 (coronavirus). We are working closely with the appropriate Australian health agencies to identify and contact anyone who may have come in direct contact with the individual.

"The health and safety of our company members is always our top priority, and we are taking precautions to protect everyone who works on our productions around the world. The individual who tested positive for COVID-19 is currently receiving treatment."