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Rita Wilson Sings National Anthem For NASCAR Following Recovery From Coronavirus

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By Allie Elaine

Rita Wilson made a big statement after recovering from the novel coronavirus by singing the Nation Anthem for an iRacing event by NASCAR. Her youngest son, Truman, even filmed the performance. Wilson did a wonderful job singing the Anthem with only a guitar track in the background and many fans reacted in praise for Wilson, claiming that the performance was a wonderful addition the virtual racing event. One NASCAR fan wrote, "Thank you [Rita Wilson] that was beautiful!" and several others tweeted in agreement.

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Wilson and her husband, Tom Hanks, both revealed that they had been diagnosed with coronavirus while in Australia on March 11. Hanks took to Instagram to share the news, writing, "Hello, folks. @ritawilson and I are down here in Australia. 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."

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"Well, now. What to do next? The Medical Officials have protocols that must be followed," the post continued. "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! Hanx!"

The news shocked fans around the world due to the fact that Hanks and Wilson were the first A-list celebrities to announce their diagnosis of the scary and devastating virus.

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Though Hanks and Wilson have since returned to LA and recovered from the virus, the pair kept up with fans by posting adorable updates. One that Hanks posted while they were still in Australia recovering said, "Hey folks. Good News: One week after testing Positive, in self-isolation, the symptoms are much the same. No fever but the blahs. Folding the laundry and doing the dishes leads to a nap on the couch. Bad news: My wife @ritawilson has won 6 straight hands of Gin Rummy and leads by 201 points. But I have learned not to spread my Vegemite so thick. I travelled here with a typewriter, one I used to love. We are all in this together. Flatten the curve. Hanx"

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Wilson's performance for the NASCAR event acted both as a beacon of hope and inspiration for fans all across the country. A week ago, Wilson also made herself more available to her fans during this tumultuous time by posting a selfie on Instagram and writing, "Going stir crazy? Have a suggestion for my Quarantunes playlist? TEXT ME! (310) 299-9260 - I'm giving you my phone number!! And YES... It's actually me. Text me so I can let you know what I'm up to, when I'm in your city (once we can leave our houses), and so we can stay in touch. I mean, not ACTUALLY touch. Social distancing works!"

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