Rita Wilson Sings National Anthem In First Performance Since Coronavirus Diagnosis

Written by on April 6, 2020

After recovering from COVID-19, Rita Wilson is again within the highlight. 

The actress delivered a soulful ― and socially distanced ― model of the nationwide anthem to kick off a digital NASCAR race on Sunday. Because the outbreak of the coronavirus, common NASCAR races have been postponed indefinitely. Drivers, nonetheless, have continued to participate in digital races utilizing motorsports simulation expertise. 

Wilson additionally carried out nearly, filmed at her Los Angeles house by son Truman Hanks. 

Although Wilson is finest identified for her roles in movies like “Sleepless in Seattle” and “It’s Sophisticated,” she’s additionally an completed singer-songwriter. Her most up-to-date album was 2019’s “Midway to House.” 

Her efficiency Sunday got here simply weeks after she and husband Tom Hanks examined optimistic for COVID-19, the sickness attributable to the coronavirus. They have been briefly hospitalized in Australia, the place Hanks was capturing Baz Luhrmann’s forthcoming Elvis Presley biopic. 

Hanks and Wilson returned to the U.S. on March 28 after being self-quarantined. True to kind, the celebrities have discovered the refined humor within the expertise and have saved followers’ spirits excessive by quirky and uplifting posts on social media. 

“From right here on out, the one Corona I would like is from Mexico,” Wilson quipped on Twitter on March 13, shortly after going public about her analysis. 

The actor and singer was additionally introduced because the host of “CMT Giants Kenny Rogers: A Profit for MusiCares.” Airing Wednesday, the present will characteristic performances by Dolly Parton and Lionel Richie and pay tribute to Rogers, who died March 20.  

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