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Rita Wilson Calls Herself A 'Survivor' of Coronavirus In New Instagram Post

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By Chris Barilla

Rita Wilson has been a constant face in global news over the last few weeks. She​ and husband Tom Hanks shocked the world when they openly revealed their diagnosis with the novel coronavirus while filming a new project in Australia. Now, with the media frenzy out of the way and the couple's successful recovery and return to the United States completed, Wilson is opening up about her struggles as well as her relationship with God in a lengthy new Instagram post.

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The lengthy Instagram post comes on a very important day for Wilson, March 29. The performer went on to explain the important life events that had transpired on that date in the past.

"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," she began the candid post.

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Wilson then went on to give thanks to those who helped her through that period of her life, saying, "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."

The post has accumulated almost eighty thousand likes since being shared yesterday.

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"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," she continued.

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Wrapping up the touching post, Wilson encapsulated the significance of the date, "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."

But Wilson and Hanks have been very detailed in explaining their diagnosis and recovery processes since finding out they were coronavirus carriers back on March 11.

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