Veteran actress Betty White has reassured her fans that she is in good health.
Tom Hanks’ coronavirus diagnosis sparked fears about Betty White’s safety
Fans became worried about Betty White after Tom Hanks announced that he and his wife, Rita Wilson, tested positive for coronavirus.
Hanks took to Instagram on Wednesday to announce that he and Rita had been diagnosed with coronavirus while in Australia.
“Hello, folks. @ritawilson and I are down here in Australia… Rita had some chills that came and went. Slight fevers too… we were tested for the coronavirus, and were found to be positive.”
Betty White’s name began trending on Twitter on Wednesday following the news about Hanks’ coronavirus diagnosis, with fans speculating about her health and well-being.
Some Twitter users noted that Hanks, who is 63-year-old, is in the age group that health authorizes have warned are most vulnerable to the viral infection.
Hanks is also known to have Type 2 diabetes, a condition that health officials say could further complicate infection with coronavirus.
While fans discussed Hanks and Rita’s diagnosis on Twitter, some began expressing fears about Betty White, who is 98 years old.
Betty White reassures fans that she is fine
Responding to fears being expressed on social media about Betty White, a spokesperson released a statement to the media reassuring fans about her safety.
Today reported that the actress said through her representative that she is fine.
So, Tom Hanks has Coronavirus…I was all sad like “wow, hope it doesn’t hit him too hard.”
Then it hit me…Betty White. Lord JESUS. You better put Betty White in antiseptic bubble wrap because I’m not having this wholesome angel get sick! Nope. Not on my watch.
— ???. ? ☾ (@mommaxunicorn) March 12, 2020
me telling the corona virus to leave betty white alone pic.twitter.com/em9fMvmrcS
— indie (@INDIEWASHERE) March 12, 2020
Saw Betty White trending and legit had a panic attack given everything that's happened in the last couple of hours. Thankfully it's just people being concerned about Betty White. pic.twitter.com/RzEtzHhgVc
— Ashley Carter (@AshleyLCarter1) March 12, 2020
Betty White bio
Betty White was born in 1922 in Oak Park, Illinois, but grew up in Los Angeles. She attended Horace Mann School and Beverly Hills High School and graduated in 1939.
After graduating from high school, she worked with local TV and radio stations in Los Angeles.
Betty White is best known for playing Rosey Nylund in The Golden Girls (1985-1992). She also played Sue Ann Nivens in The Mary Tyler Moore Show and Joyce Whitman in The Betty White Show, and Ann Douglas on the soap opera The Bold and the Beautiful.
She also appeared on TV Land’s Hot in Cleveland (2010-2015) and ABC’s Boston Legal (2005-2008).
She played a voice acting role in Toy Story 4.
Betty White received multiple Golden Globes and Primetime Emmy Awards nominations for her roles in The Golden Girls and The Mary Tyler Moore Show.
She also won Primetime Emmy Awards for her role in The Mary Tyler Moore Show.