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Tom Hanks Says COVID-19 Made His Bones Feel Like "Soda Crackers"

Tom Hanks also had a sore butt.

Tom Hanks Says COVID-19 Made His Bones Feel Like "Soda Crackers"

Tom Hanks' bones "felt like soda crackers" during his coronavirus battle.

The Forrest Gump star battled the deadly virus earlier in the year alongside his wife Rita Wilson, and admitted the illness left him feeling so fatigued, while his wife had a high fever and lost her sense of taste.

Explaining his and Rita's symptoms on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert, he said: "We had very different symptoms. She had a higher fever than I did. She had horrible nausea."

While Rita lost her sense of taste, Tom didn't. "We were eating takeout food that I thought was delicious. It was savoury goodness. It had butter sauces. It had come from a thing, highly recommended joint. And she was saying, 'This tastes like oatmeal to me.' I thought she was insane."

One symptom Tom had was a sore butt. "I had bones that felt like they were made out of soda crackers and bone-crushing fatigue."

He continued, "Every time I moved around I felt like something was cracking inside me. You ever had a really sore butt? It felt like your older brother had held you down and just kept fisting you in the buttocks until you said something like, I love Flipper!”

He added, “My butt was so sore.”

Meanwhile, Tom previously insisted he has "no respect" for people who don't wear face masks amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Speaking about those who don't wear face masks, he said: "I don't get it, I simply do not get it, it is literally the least you can do. If anybody wants to build up an argument about doing the least they can do, I wouldn't trust them with a driver's licence. I mean, when you drive a car, you've got to obey speed limits, you've got to use your turn signals [indicators], you've got to avoid hitting pedestrians. If you can't do those three things, you shouldn't be driving a car. If you can't wear a mask and wash your hands and social distance, I've got no respect for you, man. I don't buy your argument."

Watch Tom's interview with Stephen Colbert here:


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