Rita Wilson ‘Thankful for the Blessings God Has Bestowed Upon Me’ After Sickness
By Tess Farrand, Associate Content Editor
Rita Wilson expressed her thankfulness after recovering from COVID-19.
“I am celebrating the beauty of this life, the blessings God has given, and my continued good health, even now as a COVID 19 survivor,” said Wilson via Instagram.
Wilson and her husband, Tom Hanks, were diagnosed with the virus in March.
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This date, March 29, represents a time of great happiness. I was on Broadway starring with Larry David in his play Fish In The Dark before finding out I had been diagnosed with breast cancer. March 29 also marks five years of being cancer free after having had a bilateral mastectomy. I am so thankful for my health, for the doctors, nurses, friends and family who got me through that time. You, online friends, also need to be thanked because your prayers and optimism were felt deeply. And, so thankful for the blessings God has bestowed on me, then and now. One year ago on March 29, I was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, a street, that as a child, I’d walk on an read all the names of the stars I admired, never believing one day my name would be on one of those stars. And one year ago today, I released my fourth album, Halfway to Home. Every day I get to make music is a gift. So much has happened musically in that one year. So much goodness. All of this would not be possible without good health. So, today, March 29, I am celebrating the beauty of this life, the blessings God has given , and my continued good health, even now as a COVID 19 survivor. Please take a moment today to acknowledge the amazing creation your bodies are and to thank it for doing so much.
Wilson and her spouse, Tom Hanks, were diagnosed with the virus in Australia and were instructed to stay abroad until they healed. The pair were in Australia for Wilson’s musical performances.
Hanks said via Twitter that they made it back to the U.S. and are sheltering in place/
— Tom Hanks (@tomhanks) March 28, 2020
“Please take a moment today to acknowledge the amazing creation your bodies are and to thank it for doing so much,” Wilson continued to say on social media.
On March 12, 2020 Wilson said that the public’s prayers “strengthened” her and Hanks.