‘Pretty Woman’ actor Richard Gere is on the way to recovery after being sick for weeks. The Golden Globe winner’s wife, Alejandra Silva said the worst is over for the Gere after he was diagnosed with pneumonia while vacationing in Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico, on February 19.
Who is Richard Gere?
Richard Gere is an American actor and humanitarian, known for his roles in numerous popular movies. He was born on August 31, 1949, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Gere began his acting career in the 1970s, with appearances in several off-Broadway productions. He gained widespread recognition for his role in the 1980 film “American Gigolo,” in which he played a male escort.
He went on to star in numerous other successful films, including “An Officer and a Gentleman,” “Pretty Woman,” “Chicago,” and “Arbitrage.”
In addition to his acting career, Gere is also known for his humanitarian work. He is a vocal advocate for human rights and has worked to promote awareness of the situation in Tibet, where he is considered a supporter of the Tibetan independence movement. He is also a practicing Buddhist and has been involved in various charitable organizations throughout his career.
Gere has been married three times and has three children. He has a son from his second marriage and two children from his third and present marriage with Alejandra Silva.
Updates on Richard Gere’s Illness
Richard Gere was celebrating her wife Alejandra Silva’s 40th birthday on a vacation in Mexico when he reportedly got ill.
According to numerous sources, the “Chicago1” star already had a bad cough before departing for the trip, and it got worse while he was away. He admitted himself to the hospital, where pneumonia was subsequently determined to be his condition.
Richard spent the night in the hospital after getting his prognosis and was given antibiotics. He was released the following day and kept his family by his side as he recovered.
Alejandra shared an update on social media on their health.
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“Thank you all for the birthday wishes.. after almost 3 weeks of everyone being sick in our family today finally I feel much better! Thank you for all the love I give it all back to you,” read the Instagram post by Silva that she shared.