AceShowbiz - Rita Wilson marks the first anniversary of her and her actor husband Tom Hanks contracting COVID-19 with a heartfelf post on social media. The country music star took to her Instagram account on Sunday, March 7 to reflect on the time when she and Tom were among the first high-profile Hollywood stars to publicly announce their diagnosis.
"One year ago today I was playing the Sydney Opera House @sydneyoperahouse, the next day started feeling very tired and achy, two days later hospitalized with Covid 19," Rita recalled in the post featuring a selfie of her and Tom. "I want to take a moment to say how grateful we are for our health, how thankful we are for the medical care we got in Queensland, and that we share in the sorrow of each person who lost a loved one to this virus."
Rita went on to share her hope "for so many being able to get the vaccine." She noted, "I also do not take for granted that creating music stayed a part of my life through @zoom remote and safe recording and writing, even with women from Brazil @claudialeitte and @therajakumari for our new song Hello World. #hellowworldmovement Music has been very healing this year. So thankful for that, too."
Prior to this, Rita shared about her recovery journey following the coronavirus diagnosis. "You kind of feel superhero-like and superhuman because you have the antibodies and you feel like you can go places and do things, except nobody else can go anywhere and do anything," she joked to Ellen DeGeneres.
"I just tested two weeks ago and I don't have the antibodies anymore," Rita added. "But it's okay, I have a mask and I have hand sanitizer, so I'm back like everyone else."
The "Mamma Mia!" actress detailed her COVID-19 diagnosis during her appearance on "CBS This Morning" back in April 2020, a month after she and Tom revealed that they tested positive for COVID-19 while they were in Australia. "I was very tired. I felt extremely achy. Uncomfortable, didn't want to be touched," she explained her symptoms. "And then the fever started. Chills like I've never had before. Looking back, I also realized that I was losing my sense of taste and smell, which I didn't realize at the time," she went on saying.