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Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson Are Out of the Hospital and Playing Gin Rummy

Vulture.com logo Vulture.com 3/17/2020 Amanda Gordon
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After nearly a week of treatment in a Queensland hospital, Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson are returning to their rental home in Australia to continue their self-quarantine. The couple announced their coronavirus diagnosis on March 11, testing positive after feeling under the weather. To quell concerns, Hanks tweeted to assure fans that he and Wilson were receiving dedicated treatment from doctors Down Under. Hanks initially traveled to the continent to prepare for his role in Baz Luhrmann’s upcoming Elvis Presley biopic. He seems to be embracing the Aussie lifestyle during his isolated stay, sharing a picture of toast slathered in (too much?) Vegemite. That’s certainly one way to ride out the virus.

In his most recent update, Hanks said that symptoms haven’t worsened for him or Wilson, although they still feel generally sick. “No fever but the blahs,” he explained. “Folding the laundry and doing the dishes leads to a nap on the couch. Bad news: my wife has won six straight hands of Gin Rummy and leads by 201 points.” And, in an cruel twist of fate, noted typewriter superfan Hanks added this bit of trivia with a photo: “I travelled here with a typewriter, one I used to love.” Zoom in on the company name.

This article has been updated throughout.

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