The world was left in shock yesterday when it was confirmed that Hollywood actor Tom Hanks and his wife Rita Wilson had tested positive for coronavirus while in Australia.

But it seems that this was actually predicted years ago by none other than psychic animated show The Simpsons.

It was recently revealed that not only did the long-running show predict the coronavirus itself in 1993 episode ‘Marge In Chains’ as Springfield is infected by a far-eastern virus, but now it looks like they predicted Hanks going into quarantine in the 2007 Simpsons Movie.

Fans believe that the writers foreshadowed the fact that the 63-year-old actor would self-isolate himself one day during a small cameo in the film, which saw Hanks advertising a “new Grand Canyon”.

He tells the audience in the ad that “the US government has lost it’s credibility so it’s borrowing some of mine” before saying, “this is Tom Hanks saying, if you see me in person, please, leave me be”.

While it might seem like a little bit of a stretch, mega fans of the show reckon that this line hints at the fact that Hanks would have to go into quarantine.

Yesterday, Tom Hanks took to Instagram to confirm that eh and his wife Rita had contracted coronavirus while in Australia to film Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis Presley biopic. The production of this film has also since been put on hold.


“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?” Tom wrote on Instagram.

“We’ll keep the world posted and updated.”

Tom Hanks’ son Chet Hanks has since taken to Instagram to also give an update on how his parents are doing.


Wishing Tom and Rita a speedy recovery!

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