(LOS ANGELES) — Rita Wilson and Tom Hanks are one of the most beloved Hollywood couples around, so it should come as no surprise that when she found out about her breast cancer diagnosis four years ago, she handled the situation with class and a bit of humor.
Wilson, a singer and actress, announced in 2015 she had gotten through the cancer, but this week, she revealed in an Instagram post that in the event she did not survive the disease, she had some choice words for her Oscar-winning husband.
“Four years ago when I was diagnosed…I had so many different thoughts. You’re scared, anxious, you think about your own mortality,” she wrote.
Wilson also revealed how a brave decision turned into inspiration for her music.
She continued, “So I had a serious discussion with my husband that if anything happens, I wanted him to be super sad for a very long time and I’d also like a party, a celebration. Out of that story, I wrote ‘Throw Me a Party’…3 DAYS until my new album #halfwaytohome is released.”
Hanks and Wilson have been married for well over 30 years, and Wilson has three studio albums to her credit, along with dozens of movie roles. Half Way to Home will be her fourth effort and is obviously inspired by her own life.
In early 2015, Wilson revealed her diagnosis and what treatment she was undertaking to People magazine.
Months later, she announced at the Tony Awards that she had recovered from the disease.
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