Tom Hanks fans are outraged by the “handshake” health reports.

Tom Hanks fans are outraged by rumors of the actor’s health as a video circulates showing him shivering on stage at the Australian premiere of his new movie “Elvis”.

In the newly released footage, recorded on June 4, Hanks’ hands can be seen shaking as he appeared to be struggling to keep a firm grip on a microphone, as the crowd laughs and cheers for his witty words.

The 65-year-old film legend – who made his diagnosis of type 2 diabetes public in 2013 – moved the microphone back and forth between his shaking hands. At several points he attempted to hold the device with both hands while he spoke to his enraptured audience.

Hanks – who plays the svengali Colonel Tom Parker alongside Austin Butler’s Elvis in Baz Luhrmann’s controversial biopic – did not mention his obvious tremor as he addressed the crowd.

Representatives of the Hanks camp have not yet responded to The Post’s request for comment. However, fans of the “Forrest Gump” icon have taken to social media saying international speculation about his health is inaccurate and inadequate.

“He’s still one of the best actors left … his health is his business,” one declared.

Fans have expressed concern about Tom Hanks’ health after the actor was seen shaking on stage at the Australian premiere of “Elvis”.
The 65-year-old actor moved the microphone back and forth between shaking hands as he spoke to the crowd.

According to the Daily Mirror, another fan jumped into Hanks’ defense by stating, “God forbid it could be just adrenaline and nerves!”

Meanwhile, several Twitter conspiracy theorists have done so intervened with bizarre false claims that Hanks’ shaking could be caused by the COVID-19 vaccine. The actor was one of the first public figures to test positive for the coronavirus in March 2020, while filming “Elvis” in Australia.

Yet another avid defender said the enduring star’s unstable hands could be due to his diabetes and shouldn’t be cause for alarm.

“He is diabetic. This happens to my mother when she has low blood sugar, “she said.

Hanks made his diabetes diagnosis public during an interview on the “Late Show with David Letterman” in 2013.

“I went to the doctor and he said, ‘You know those high blood sugar numbers you’ve been dealing with since you were 36 ?,'” Hanks said. “‘Well, you graduated! You have type 2 diabetes, young man. ‘ “

Fans of the
Fans of the “Forrest Gump” icon took to social media to express concern over the alarming video.

Hanks later told Radio Times that he was a “total idiot” about his self-care: “I am part of the lazy American generation that has continued to dance blindly at the party and now find themselves with an illness,” he said. “I was heavy. You’ve seen me in the movies, you know what I looked like. I was a total idiot. I figured I’d avoid this by removing the sandwiches from my cheeseburgers.

“God forbid it could be just adrenaline and nerves!” The experts intervened to speculate on the state of health of the superstar.

Hanks has a history of gaining and losing weight for Hollywood roles. He reportedly loaded up on 30 pounds to play a beleaguered baseball manager in 1992’s “A League of Their Own”. He then lost more than 50 pounds on the 2000 island adventure “Cast Away”.

Hanks’ yo-yo weight could have played a role in the development of the disease, Dr Holly Phillips of CBS News said at the time.

Hanks is pictured on the red carpet at the Australian event on June 4th.
Hanks on the red carpet of the Australian event.
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“With dramatic weight gain and dramatic weight loss, the body’s balance is completely altered,” said Phillips. “So it could predispose him to develop type 2 diabetes later.”

He added: “He’ll have to watch what he eats closely … he’ll need to exercise regularly, but there’s no reason he can’t live a perfectly normal life.”

Hanks is seen with
Hanks with “Elvis” co-stars Olivia De Jonge and Austin Butler at a press event on June 5th.

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