Tom Hanks Does NOT Have “Secret Health Crisis,” Despite Report

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By Michael Lewittes


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Tom Hanks does not have a “secret health crisis,” despite a new tabloid report. Gossip Cop can exclusively correct this falsehood. We’re told the story is “total BS.”

According to the repeatedly refuted In Touch, Hanks, who has Type 2 diabetes, is stricken with a debilitating mystery “illness.” A so-called “source close to the two-time Oscar winner” tells the tabloid, “He’s suffering from prostate flare-ups and other blood sugar problems.” The seemingly made-up “source” adds, “He’s in a ton of pain and it’s not allowing him to walk and function the way he wants.”

As a result, claims the outlet’s questionable “insider,” Hanks now “spends many days in his home office” because he “doesn’t want the public to see him at less than his best.” Behind closed doors, says the publication, Hanks “struggles” terribly with his illness. The magazine continues about how he purportedly tries to pretend there’s nothing is wrong, but “he’s in pain.”

To handle his supposed “health crisis,” alleges the tabloid, “Tom must take multiple pills.” His wife, Rita Wilson, “lays out all of his pills… every morning and night. She labels everything with a time and date,” claims the outlet, which quotes its highly suspect “source” as saying, “Tom isn’t a pill, never has been, and that’s part of the problem.”

Actually, the “problem” here is In Touch, which either wholly fabricated this tale about a “secret health crisis” or relied again on an unreliable “source.” For starters, Gossip Cop can assure you no one who’s “close to the two-time Oscar winner” spoke to the tabloid, as it claimed. Mind you, this story is coming from the same magazine that Gossip Cop exclusively corrected when it falsely reported in 2014 that Hanks and Wilson had “separated.”

In any event, Gossip Cop looked into this latest claim, and there is no truth to it either. He’s not suffering from a “secret health crisis, nor does he have “prostate flare-ups,” pain, or problems walking. A rep for Hanks exclusively tells Gossip Cop all the allegations are “total BS.”

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