Is actor Tom Hanks facing a health condition that will cause him to 'spend the remainder of his life in and out of hospitals'?

Friday, June 4, 2021
By Christiana Dillard

Tom Hanks, who was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes in 2013 and COVID-19 in 2020, has reportedly managed both diseases. There is no evidence of other health issues facing the actor, and his wife, Rita Wilson, has made no statement about his health, contrary to a claim in a social media post.

The post includes photos of Hanks lying in a hospital bed, appearing pale and weakened. The photos are not real -- they are from the 1993 movie "Philadelphia," in which Hanks played a lawyer fired due to his HIV/AIDS diagnosis.

The post leads readers to click on a link, which goes to an article titled "Celebrities Who Have Been Living With Hidden Health Conditions." The section about Hanks makes no mention of a condition that would leave him "in and out of hospitals" for the rest of his life, as the post states.

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