COVID-19: Tom Hanks Recalls How His Bones ‘Felt Like They Were Made Of Soda Crackers’

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The entire world gasped and panicked when fan-favourite Tom Hanks and wife Rita Wilson had tested positive for Covid-19. It all seemed unreal and at the same time, it was the biggest reality check that the invisible enemy doesn’t discriminate. Of course, the 63-year-old actor has survived the ordeal and is now even donating plasma to help beat the virus. However, he just opened up about his experience and it’s scary, to say the least. The ‘Greyhound’ actor, in an interaction with Stephen Colbert on The Late Show, recounted that his bones did a funny thing after they caught the virus while shooting for the Elvis Presley biopic in Australia.

SEE ALSO: ‘Greyhound’ Review: Tom Hanks Leads A WWII Thriller Full Of Tension And Mind-Blowing CGI

When asked about how it all happened, he said, “We had no idea how it could have happened, where it would have happened.” It was after a day out that he recalled saying, “You know I’m feeling a little punky! And Rita had a headache, she was feeling bad. And we were tested in the afternoon.” And although both he and his wife suffered, Rita’s condition was worse. “We had very different symptoms. She had a higher fever than I and she had horrible nausea. I had bones that felt like they were made of soda crackers. Every time I moved around, I felt like something was crackling inside me.”

Not just that, he went on and in a classic Hanks way asked Colbert if he has ever had a sore butt. When the answer was yes, he added, “It felt like your older brother had held you down and just kept fisting you in the buttocks until you said ‘I love Flipper’.” He did so while imitating the act of fisting. See it here for yourself.

Recently, the Oscar winner treated his fans with ‘Greyhound’ a WWII, CGI-heavy thriller that subsequently premiered on Apple TV. Our in-house critic, Pramit Chatterjee reviewed the film and gave it an ‘impressive’ 4/5. He further wrote, “Tom Hanks plays Commander Ernest Krause in Greyhound who has to lead an international convoy of 37 Allied ships through one of the most treacherous zones of the North Atlantic. Aaron Schneider’s direction is effective and Tom’s writing is direct. But the real stand-outs here are composer Blake Neely, cinematographer Shelly Johnson, editors Mark Czyzewski and Sidney Wolinsky, and the teams behind the movie’s production design, art direction, set direction and visual effects.”

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