Fans have jokingly mocked Tom Hanks after the Hollywood star posted an update from his hospital bed, sharing a picture of Vegemite on toast.
Tom, 63, who was struck down with coronavirus alongside his wife, Rita Wilson, also 63, while the pair were visiting the Gold Coast, uploaded the snap alongside the caption: “Thanks to the Helpers. Let’s take care of ourselves and each other. Hanx”
“Ok that’s far too much vegemite on the toast,” one person wrote.
“With that amount of vegemite the coronavirus is probably thinking let’s get outta here it’s not safe,” another person wrote, alongside a laughing emoji.
“Can you tell by the comments us Aussies are pretty passionate about our Vegemite ... hope you feel better soon, all those B Vitamins in the Vegemite will do you good!,” another person said.
Last week, Tom Hanks became the first celebrity to test positive for coronavirus, with the star confirming on Wednesday that he and his wife were in quarantine.
“Hello, folks. Rita and I are down here in Australia,” Tom wrote on Instagram.
“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.
“Well, now. What to do next? The Medical Officials have protocols that must be followed. We Hanks’ will be tested observed, and isolated for as long as public health and safety requires. Not much more to it than a one-day-at-a-time approach, no?
“We’ll keep the world posted and updated.
“Take care of yourselves!”
Then, on Friday, Tom gave his millions of fans an update from his hospital room at Gold Coast University Hospital.
“Hello folks. @ritawilson and I want to thank everyone here Down Under who are taking such good care of us,” Tom wrote on Instagram.
“We have Covid-19 and are in isolation so we do not spread it to anyone else. There are those for whom it could lead to a very serious illness.
“We are taking it one-day-at-a-time. There are things we can all do to get through this by following the advice of experts and taking care of ourselves and each other, no? Remember, despite all the current events, there is no crying in baseball. Hanx”
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