Hanks and Rita Wilson announced they had tested positive for the virus on Wednesday night (March 11).
Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson's son Chet took to social media on Wednesday night (March 11) to confirm his parents had tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19). "Wassup everyone. Yea, its true my parents got coronavirus. Crazy," a shirtless Chet said in a video message on social media, in what appeared to be his normal accent.
He added: "They're both down in Australia right now 'cause my dad was shooting a movie down there. 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.
"I don't think it's anything to be too worried about. I appreciate everyone's concern and the well wishes. I think it's all going to be alright. I appreciate it. Everybody stay safe out there. Much love." Hanks' eldest son, Colin, also tweeted an update on Wednesday night. "We are so grateful for the outpouring of support from everyone. My parents are receiving excellent care in Australia and doing well (and in good spirits) given the circumstances. Despite the fact I'm in L.A. and haven't seen them in over three weeks, we have been in constant contact and am confident that they will make a full recovery."