Tom Hanks has been released from the Australian hospital where he had been in solitary confinement after testing positive for coronavirus, but his wife Rita Wilson remains hospitalized, health officials said Tuesday.
The multiple Oscar-winning actor was on the Gold Coast near Brisbane to film a biopic of Elvis Presley directed by Australian Baz Luhrmann when he came down with the disease along with Wilson, both 63.
Until testing positively for COVID-19, Wilson, a singer-songwriter, had given concerts in Sydney and Brisbane, and Australian authorities were monitoring the couple’s connections to find any other individuals who might have been infected.
So far, almost 400 cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in Australia, with five deaths from the disease.
The couple posted about their run-in with COVID-19 on social media, thanking their Australian carers and encouraging their followers to seek expert advice on preventing the disease.
Hanks has reportedly returned to the Gold Coast penthouse apartment where the couple had been staying while working on the Lurhmann film, in which he was due to play Colonel Tom Parker, longtime manager of Elvis.