Tom Hanks avoids discussing ‘fk off’ moment on ‘Late Show’

Tom Hanks drove through his performance on “The Late Show” on Thursday without even mentioning his outburst with fans the night before.

The Oscar-winning actor, 65, appeared on the Stephen Colbert-hosted late-night show to promote his new movie, “Elvis.” He took part in a funny skit about “family gatherings” and did an interview, but Colbert conveniently refused to ask about the incident.

(The Hanks reps probably didn’t ask about the ordeal, if we had to guess.)

As Vidak For Congress previously reported, Hanks told a group of fans on Wednesday night to “take the fk off” after a person touched his wife, Rita Wilson, and caused her to nearly fall onto the sidewalk.

“My wife? Back out of the f–k! Knock my wife over?!” Hanks screamed before the couple got into a waiting car.

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The “Elvis” star got defensive after someone touched his wife and nearly dropped her.
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A fan was then able to apologize and say, “Sorry about that, Tom.”

The star of “Forrest Gump” has been touring for a few weeks to promote the upcoming Baz Luhrmann-directed movie.

Just 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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The “Forrest Gump” and Wilson have been on a trip to promote the Baz Luhrmann-directed biopic.
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The actors filmed most of the film in Australia, where Hanks and Wilson contracted COVID-19 in March 2020, becoming the first celebrities to do so when the pandemic first started.

“Rita and I are here in Australia. We felt a little tired, like we had a cold and some body aches,” Hanks said in a Twitter statement at the time.

“Rita had some chills that came and went. Also a slight fever,” he continued. “To play things right, as is needed in the world right now, we have been tested for the Coronavirus and were found to be positive.”

The old couple, who have been married for 34 years and share four children, made a full recovery.

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