Tom Hanks tweets he and wife have coronavirus

Actor and director Tom Hanks tweeted Wednesday night that he and his wife are sick and tested positive for the coronavirus.

PHOTOS: Tom Hanks at Wright State University

Hanks said he and his wife, Rita Wilson, are in Australia and will be isolated for as long as public health and safety requires.

Hanks, an Academy and Emmy-award winner, has a longstanding relationship with Wright State University and helped launch his namesake Tom Hanks Center of Motion Pictures at Wright State.

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He has donated items for Wright State’s annual ArtsGala fundraiser, including auctioning off a trip to be on the set of “Angels and Demons” in Rome. In 2005, the Tom Hanks Scholarship Fund was established, which awards four scholarships a year.

>> Tom Hanks’ connection to Wright State longstanding

Back in 1978, Hanks starred as Proteus in Shakespeare’s “The Two Gentlemen of Verona” at WSU.

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