Tom Hanks avoids talking about his recent assault in defense of his wife

Tom Hanks toured his appearance in “The Late Show” on Thursday without a single mention of his outburst with the fans the previous night.

The 65-year-old Oscar-winning actor appeared on Stephen Colbert’s late-night talk show to promote his new film, “Elvis.” He participated in a funny “family reunion” skit and did an interview, but Colbert conveniently refused to ask about the incident.

As previously reported AmericanPost.NewsHanks told a group of fans Wednesday night to “back off” after a person groped his wife, Rita Wilson, nearly causing her to fall to the sidewalk.

Tom Hanks attacks his fans for defending his wife

Tom Hanks avoids talking about his recent assault in defense of his wife.

“My wife? Back! Shoot down my wife?!” Tom Hanks yelled aggressively at his fans before the couple got into a waiting car. One fan could then be heard apologizing and saying, “ I’m sorry Tom.”

AmericanPost.News reports that the “Forrest Gump” star has been on tour to promote the upcoming Baz Luhrmann-directed film for a few weeks.

Just a few days ago, he and Wilson, also 65, attended a screening of “Elvis” hosted by Vogue. He traveled to Brisbane, Australia, earlier this month with lead actor Austin Butler for more promotional events.

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Tom Hanks avoids talking about his recent assault in defense of his wife.

The actors shot most of the movie in Australia, which is where Hanks and Wilson contracted COVID-19 in March 2020, becoming the first celebrities to do so when the pandemic began.

“Rita and I are here in Australia. We feel a bit tired, like we have colds and some body aches,” actor Tom Hanks said in a Twitter statement at the time.

“Rita had some chills that came and went. Mild fevers too,” she continued. “To get things right, as is needed in the world right now, we were tested for the coronavirus and it came back positive.” The longtime couple, who have been married for 34 years and share four children, have made a full recovery.

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