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Tom Hanks says: 'There is no crying in baseball' amid COVID-19 crisis

Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson thanked on social media those in Australia who are taking care of them since they were diagnosed with COVID-19 this week. File Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI
Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson thanked on social media those in Australia who are taking care of them since they were diagnosed with COVID-19 this week. File Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI | License Photo

March 13 (UPI) -- Tom Hanks is thanking those caring for him and his wife, actress Rita Wilson, while they are quarantined in Australia with the COVID-19 virus.

"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," the 63-year-old Oscar winner wrote in a statement posted on Twitter Thursday.

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"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."

The baseball line is a famous quote from Hanks' 1992 baseball-themed movie A League of Their Own, which co-starred Madonna, Geena Davis and Rosie O'Donnell as female baseball players in the 1940s. Hanks played their grouchy coach.

The actor also shared in Thursday's tweet a photo of him and his 63-year-old wife casually dressed and wearing baseball caps.

The couple announced on Wednesday they had been diagnosed with the virus declared this week by the CDC as a global pandemic.

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