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Tom Hanks Hosts 'Saturday Night Live: Home Edition' After Coronavirus Battle (Video)

Tom Hanks is back in the public eye and he’s looking great!

After battling coronavirus, the 63-year-old actor hosted Saturday Night Live: Home Edition from his home on Saturday (April 11).

“Hey, it’s good to be here, though it is also very weird to be here hosting Saturday Night Live from home,” Tom said. “It is a strange time to try to be funny, but trying to be funny is SNL’s whole thing, so we thought, what the heck, let’s give it a shot!”

“But, why me as host?” Tom asked. “Well, for one, I have been the celebrity canary in the coal mine for the coronavirus and ever since being diagnosed I have been more like America’s dad than ever before… since no one wants to be around me very long and I make people uncomfortable.” He explained that because he was diagnosed in Australia, where they use Celsius on their thermometers, he learned that ’36 is fine, 38 is bad, so basically, it’s how Hollywood treats female actors.”

Tom then updated viewers saying that he and wife Rita Wilson are “doing fine, doing great” and “hunkered down, like all of us should be.”

Rita Wilson Wants Tom Hanks to Do These Two Things if She Dies Before Him - Watch (Video)

Rita Wilson is getting candid about her wishes for her husband, Tom Hanks!

The 63-year-old A Simple Wedding actress made an appearance on The Kelly Clarkson Show on Tuesday (April 7).

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During her appearance, Rita discussed her relationship with her husband, Tom, who she’s been married to for over thirty years.

She also revealed after her breast cancer diagnosis years ago that she wrote a song called “Throw Me A Party,” and it’s based on the two things she would want him to do if she were to pass before him.

“If something happens and I should go before you, I just want you to know there’s a couple things that I want,” she explained.

“One is that I want you to be super sad for a really long time…like, I will haunt you,” she joked.

“The second was that I wanted a party! I wanted to have a celebration, and I wanted to have a lot of singing and dancing and people telling stories, and to feel like that was being celebrated. And so, the song came out of that.”

Watch Rita Wilson speak out…

Tom Hanks Shares Health Update After Returning Home to L.A. with Rita Wilson

Tom Hans and Rita Wilson are luckily feeling much better!

After returning home to Los Angeles on Friday (March 27), the 63-year-old actor took to Twitter to provide a health update on how he and the 63-year-old actress are feeling.

“Hey, Folks… We’re home now and, like the rest of America, we carry on with sheltering in place and social distancing,” Tom wrote on Saturday (March 28).

“Many, many thanks to everyone in Australia who looked after us,” Tom added. “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 and I so appreciate it. Hanx.”

Tom and Rita were the first two celebrities to reveal they were battling the illness that has become a global health crisis. They started feeling sick while in Australia, where Tom was supposed to be shooting his upcoming movie about Elvis Presley.

After two weeks self-quarantining, Tom and Rita have happily returned home to L.A.

Tom Hanks & Rita Wilson Spotted Back in L.A. & They Look Like They're Feeling Better!

Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson look so happy to be home!

The married couple were all smiles while driving around town together on Friday (March 27) in Los Angeles. Earlier in the day, they touched down at a private airport following their flight from Australia.

Tom and Rita were the first two celebrities to reveal they were battling the illness that has become a global health crisis. They starting feeling ill while in Australia, where Tom was supposed to be shooting his upcoming movie about Elvis Presley.

Now, it appears that Tom and Rita have gone home to L.A. after being cleared to go out in public again.

Earlier in the week, Tom shared an uplifting update about how he and Rita were feeling!

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James Corden Gets Emotional on Late Late Show's 5th Anniversary, Re-Airs First Episode With Tom Hanks (Video)

James Corden is ringing in The Late Late Show‘s fifth anniversary while self-quarantined at home.

The 41-year-old host – whose show, like others, is shut down amid the current health crisis – shared an emotional tribute while social distancing on Monday (March 23).

“We had so many big plans for tonight, for the show we were going to give you,” James said. “When I think back to [our first episode], I’m filled with nerves and excitement and a feeling of when that curtain opened and I walked out for the first time, I didn’t know if I was going to fall flat on my face or if this was all going to be OK.”

CBS then re-ran his very first episode from 2015, featuring actor Tom Hanks (who is currently recovering from the coronavirus with his wife Rita Wilson).

“This is the strangest, strangest time,” James Corden added. “All we’ve ever wanted to do on our show is bring you some light in the dark in the corner of your room every night, and we’re going to do our best at some point to continue trying to do that.”

See what else stars are doing to help out amid the current health crisis.


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Tom Hanks Provides Uplifting Update After Coronavirus Diagnosis

Tom Hanks is providing an update on how he’s doing two weeks after he first experienced coronavirus symptoms.

The 63-year-old actor took to Twitter on Sunday night (March 22) to update fans as he’s under quarantine while battling the virus.

Hey, folks. Two weeks after out first symptoms and we feel better,” Tom wrote. “Sheltering in places work like this: You don’t give it to anyone – You don’t get it from anyone. Common sense, no? Going to take awhile, but if we take care of each other, help where we can, and give up some comforts…this, too, shall pass. We can figure this out. Hanx.”

Tom and wife Rita Wilson revealed just under two weeks ago that they had tested positive for the coronavirus. The two are currently quarantined in a rental home in Australia.

Tom Hanks' Sister Reveals How He's Doing Since Coronavirus Diagnosis

Tom Hanks‘ sister, Sandra Hanks Benoiton, gave an update on how her brother and his wife Rita Wilson are doing amid their COVID-19 diagnosis.

She said they are taking the “one-day-at-a-time approach.”

“I have communicated with my brother. He’s not great, but still okay. [Am I] shocked? No. He’s an actor, not a god [but] medical care in Australia is good,” Sandra said to Daily Mail.

Tom and Rita, who were diagnosed in Australia, just moved out of the hospital to a quarantine in a private home.

Meanwhile, Sandra actually lives in Italy, and she’s under quarantine while the country also fights Coronavirus.

“We’re okay here… staying home is fine with us, and this community is wonderful. I’m lucky to be here, the spirit of the people is amazing! The US and the UK are failing miserably, however,” she said.

Find out which other celebrities have been diagnosed with Coronavirus.