Rita Wilson, Tom Hanks’s wife, revealed last month that both were tested positive to coronavirus, Actress and singer revealed detail about the couple’s symptoms and their experience with the controversial drug chloroquine.
Wilson talked to Gayle King, of CBS “The Talk”, and revealed some serious side effects of the drug chloroquine.
The singer told how she was feeling as she and Hanks, 60, battled the novel virus in quarantine in Australia.
“I was very tired. I felt extremely achy,” Wilson detailed her symptoms to King. “Uncomfortable, didn’t want to be touched and then the fever started. Chills like I’ve never had before. Looking back, I realize I was also losing my sense of taste and smell which I didn’t realize at the time.”
Wilson shared her fever reached its highest temperature about nine days following her positive test results.
“I think it got close to 102,” she said.
The actress revealed she was given chloroquine, a drug that has been used to prevent and treat malaria that is being studied as a possible COVID-19 treatment.
She said her fever subsided after taking chloroquine, but she’s not sure if it’s the reason it went away.
“I can only tell you that I don’t know if the drug worked or if it was just time for my fever to break, but my fever did break,” she explained. “But the chloroquine had extreme side effects.”
“I could not walk,” she said. “My muscles felt very weak.”
“I think people have to be very considerate about that drug,” the star added. “We don’t really know if it’s helpful in this case.”
As for her famous husband, Wilson admitted Hanks experienced “milder symptoms.”