Tom Hanks recounts his exhaustion and wife Rita Wilson’s nausea during coronavirus


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The actor says although he didn’t have symptoms as bad as Wilson, he felt “wiped” while in isolation at a hospital in Queensland, Australia last month.

“I was wiped after 12 minutes [of exercising]. I laid down in my hospital bed and just slept,” Hanks told National Defense Radio Show. He recalled telling a medical professional who was treating him at the time, “‘I just had the weirdest thing. I just tried to do basic stretches and exercises on the floor and I couldn’t even get halfway through.’ And she looked at me through her glasses like she was talking to the dumbest human being. And she said, ‘You have COVID-19.'”
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He said that his wife had such bad nausea from the anti-malaria drug hydroxychloroquine, that at times she couldn’t even walk.

“Rita went through a tougher time than I did,” Hanks went on to say. “She had a much higher fever and she had some other symptoms. She lost her sense of taste and smell. She got absolutely no joy from food for a better part of three weeks … She was so nauseous she had to crawl on the floor from the bed to the facilities.”

Wilson recently spoke about her experience with COVID-19 to “CBS This Morning.”

“I felt extremely achy, uncomfortable, didn’t want to be touched, and then the fever started,” Wilson told Gayle King. She also discussed having a temperature of 102 degrees Fahrenheit and “chills like I never had before.”

After recovering from coronavirus, the couple returned home to Los Angeles in late March.

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