Rita Wilson Performs For The First Time After Coronavirus Diagnosis

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Rita Wilson singing the national anthem for iNASCAR (taken from Access Hollywood YouTube)

After being diagnosed with COVID-19 along with husband Tom Hanks and recovering from the virus in Australia, Rita Wilson performed live for an online NASCAR event.

The 63-year-old actress and singer performed “The Star Spangled Banner” in her home, where it was filmed by her son Truman. The anthem was streamed at the start of NASCAR’s iRacing event on April 5.

Wilson, who is back home in Los Angeles with her husband and family, is sheltering at home and social distancing like most US residents.

NASCAR fans were delighted and emotional to witness Wilson’s performance after her diagnosis, as it seemed to give them hope in a time of crisis.

The iRacing events are broadcast on FOX Sports and have been pulling in over 1 million viewers. The virtual events have NASCAR drivers competing against each other using race simulators.