Chet Hanks, Son Of Tom Hanks & Rita Wilson, Posts Shirtless Video Reassuring About His Parents’ Health After Coronavirus Diagnosis
Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson‘s son Chet Hanks, posted a video to Instagram to put the public at ease after his parents announced that they were in quarantine on Wednesday in Australia after testing positive for COVID-19.
“They both are fine, they’re not even that sick,” he said with a slight country accent. He appeared shirtless in the video, showing off his full body tattoos. He said that his parents were in Australia because his father was shooting a new movie. The movie, a Elvis Presley biopic, has halted production. Hanks plays Presley’s manager, Colonel Tom Parker.
Warner Bros. had been notified by Australian health officials that someone involved in the production had tested positive, and worked with officials to track down everyone who may have had contact with the Hanks.
“They’re not worried about it, they’re not trippin’,” Chet said, and Tom’s posts since Chet’s video definitely reflect that attitude.
“Remember despite all of the current events, there is no crying in baseball,” he wrote in one post:
— Tom Hanks (@tomhanks) March 13, 2020
He has also posted a thanks to “the Helpers.”
Thanks to the Helpers. Let’s take care of ourselves and each other. Hanx pic.twitter.com/09gCdvzGcO
— Tom Hanks (@tomhanks) March 15, 2020
That picture, which included vegemite toast, sparked a debate on Twitter about the proper application of the salty spread.
Dear Mr Hanks,
Re: Use of Vegemite.⬇️ pic.twitter.com/Krln7QzTYG
— Peter Murphy (@PeterWMurphy1) March 15, 2020
Tom Hanks doesn’t fuck around, that much Vegemite could kill corona virus on its own https://t.co/JwOKZUcEVh
— Ollie Tierney (@DickStacyy) March 16, 2020
I adore Tom Hanks and I’m sure he is in safe hands, but somebody desperately needs to help him with his Vegemite application. https://t.co/57gn3KhB9y
— 𝐑𝐨𝐧𝐧𝐢 𝐒𝐚𝐥𝐭 (@RonniSalt) March 15, 2020
Even his other son Colin got in on the debate:
I’ve been saying “That’s way too much for one piece of toast.” to him for years.
— Colin Hanks (@ColinHanks) March 16, 2020