In a message to fans, Hanks said the couple had felt slightly ill and wanted to get tested to “play things right.”
“To play things right, as is needed in the world right now, we were tested for the coronavirus, and were found to be positive,” he said.
“We Hanks will be tested, observed, and isolated for as long as public health and safety requires,” the “Saving Private Ryan” star said.
“We’ll keep the world posted and updated,” he added, along with a photo of a surgical glove placed inside a biohazard trash bag.
In a video message the Hanks’ son, Chet, said, “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 tripping but they’re going through the necessary health precautions obviously,” he said.
“I don’t think it’s anything to be too worried about but I appreciate everyone’s concerns and well wishes, but I think it’s going to be alright.”
Hanks was in the Gold Coast for pre-production of an Elvis Presley biopic by Australian director Baz Luhrmann in which the actor portrays the legendary singer’s longtime manager, Colonel Tom Parker.
It is believed the couple had been staying at a nearby luxury hotel.
Work on the film has been halted following the diagnosis.
Gold Coast Mayor Tom Tate said Hanks was “tested early this morning, very early, and once everyone was in the news was delivered by Baz and then everyone went home.”
“All the people who were on set have gone home and self-quarantined, which includes my daughter so I gave her a call… Being a dad that was the first thing I got onto,” Tate said.
“If the test comes back negative, they’ll be back to work that’s where they’re sitting.”
Wilson — a singer-songwriter — gave performances at a Brisbane hotel on March 5 and the Sydney Opera House on March 7.
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