Rita Wilson Celebrates Day She Became a COVID-19 Survivor

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March 29 is a big day for actress Rita Wilson, however it is now even bigger as the 63-year-old can celebrate being a COVID-19 survivor.

“Today, March 29, I am celebrating the beauty of this life, the blessings God has given , and my continued good health, even now as a COVID 19 survivor,” Rita wrote in a post about celebrating the day. “Please take a moment today to acknowledge the amazing creation your bodies are and to thank it for doing so much.”

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This date, March 29, represents a time of great happiness. I was on Broadway starring with Larry David in his play Fish In The Dark before finding out I had been diagnosed with breast cancer. March 29 also marks five years of being cancer free after having had a bilateral mastectomy. I am so thankful for my health, for the doctors, nurses, friends and family who got me through that time. You, online friends, also need to be thanked because your prayers and optimism were felt deeply. And, so thankful for the blessings God has bestowed on me, then and now. One year ago on March 29, I was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, a street, that as a child, I’d walk on an read all the names of the stars I admired, never believing one day my name would be on one of those stars. And one year ago today, I released my fourth album, Halfway to Home. Every day I get to make music is a gift. So much has happened musically in that one year. So much goodness. All of this would not be possible without good health. So, today, March 29, I am celebrating the beauty of this life, the blessings God has given , and my continued good health, even now as a COVID 19 survivor. Please take a moment today to acknowledge the amazing creation your bodies are and to thank it for doing so much.

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Rita and her husband Tom Hanks were some of the first celebrities to reveal that they had tested positive for the coronavirus in early March. The couple was in Australia in pre-production of the Elvis Presley biopic in which Tom plays Elvis’ longtime manager Colonel Tom Parker.

“Hello, folks. Rita and I are down here in Australia,” the Forrest Gump actor said on Instagram Wednesday evening (March 11) about being diagnosed with the COVID-19 coronavirus. “We felt a bit tired, like we had colds, and some body aches. Rita had some chills that came and went. Slight fevers too. To play things right, as is needed in the world right now, we were tested for the Coronavirus, and were found to be positive.

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As the world worried about the couple recovering from the virus, Tom and Rita kept us updated along the way, sharing symptoms and how they were feeling. It was over the weekend that Tom shared he and Rita were back in the United States and doing well.

“Hey, Folks…We’re home now and, like the rest of America, we carry on with sheltering in place and social distancing. Many, many thanks to everyone in Australia who looked after us. Their care and guidance made possible our return to the USA. And many thanks to all of you who reached out with well wishes. Rita ad I so appreciate it. Hanx.”

In addition to being a COVID-19 survivor, Rita also shared that March 29th was a special day for many reason.

“This date, March 29, represents a time of great happiness. I was on Broadway starring with Larry David in his play Fish In The Dark before finding out I had been diagnosed with breast cancer. March 29 also marks five years of being cancer free after having had a bilateral mastectomy,” she said about the special day. “One year ago on March 29, I was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, a street, that as a child, I’d walk on an read all the names of the stars I admired, never believing one day my name would be on one of those stars. And one year ago today, I released my fourth album, Halfway to Home. ”

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We’re glad the couple is doing well!