Richard Gere's Wife Gives Update on His Pneumonia Health Scare in Mexico

Richard Gere's Wife Gives Update on His Pneumonia Health Scare in Mexico


Richard Gere's wife Alejandra Silva has assured his fans that he is recovering from pneumonia he contracted while away on vacation in Mexico.

Last week, Gere was reportedly diagnosed with pneumonia while celebrating his wife's 40th birthday on vacation near Nuevo Vallarta with his wife and their two young children, according to TMZ.

Alejandra Silva Confirms Richard Gere Is ‘Recovering’ From Pneumonia

Golden Globe winner Richard Gere is recovering after being hospitalized for pneumonia while on vacation in Mexico with his wife Alejandra Silva and children. The 73-year-old actor had developed a cough that worsened during their trip, ultimately leading to hospitalization where they diagnosed him with pneumonia. According to reports, Gere was discharged the next day and is "getting better" according to reports.

According to TMZ, Gere was celebrating Silva's 40th birthday near Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico when he fell ill. The 73-year-old actor is the father of two sons with Silva: Homer (22), whom he shares with ex-wife Carey Lowell; and Alexander (4 years old).

On Sunday, Alejandra Gere shared an Instagram post to confirm her husband's condition and thank fans for their support. In one photo, Alejandra held hands with one of their sons as she thanked everyone for their messages of well-wishes.

She shared the same photo with a caption that read, 'We are so appreciative of your love and support. It's been an emotional couple of weeks but we are all on the mend!'

According to TMZ, Gere was hospitalized with pneumonia while on vacation with his family. The actor had been experiencing symptoms of the flu prior to leaving for vacation but the illness worsened during their absence.

His condition was considered serious, so he checked himself into the hospital for one night. TMZ reported that on the morning after, he was released. According to reports, antibiotics were prescribed in order to aid his recovery process; currently, TMZ reports he feels much better.

After being hospitalized, the Pretty Woman star was surrounded by friends and family during his recovery process. Fans have been sending their best wishes for Gere's speedy return to health, offering some helpful suggestions as TMZ reported:

Alejandra Silva, Richard Gere's wife, is delighted to report that her husband has made a full recovery from pneumonia and is back to his usual self. They tied the knot in 2018 and welcomed two sons into their family: Alexander in April 2019 and another one a few months later in April 2020.

Since 2018, they have been happily married. Together they share a son named Homer with his former spouse Carey, as well as another son Alexander from an earlier relationship.

Richard and Silva began dating in 2014 after an extended friendship that had lasted more than a decade. Both had previously dated other people before they started dating each other, but eventually got engaged through a secret civil ceremony in 2018 and have two boys together.

Their sons are still young, so Gere and Silva often spend time with them when visiting town. Additionally, they have remained connected throughout their separation.

The family's trip to Mexico was meant to provide a break from everyday life's stresses, but instead turned out to be more of an escape from each other. Gere and Silva's sons Homer and Alexander both suffered from illnesses that made it difficult for them to be together during their illness. But now that everyone is feeling better, it appears they can continue enjoying their vacation together in Mexico.

Richard Gere’s Wife Alejandra Silva Confirms He Is ‘Recovering’ From Pneumonia

Alejandra Silva has confirmed her husband Richard Gere is recovering after experiencing a pneumonia health scare while on vacation in Mexico last week. According to TMZ, the 73-year-old actor checked himself into a hospital while enjoying time with his family near Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico.

Sources indicate that Gere was diagnosed with pneumonia after his cough worsened while away on family vacation. He was released from the hospital the following day.

The 73-year-old star, best known for his roles on Officer And A Gentleman and Maybe I Do, was on vacation with his wife Alejandra Silva and their two sons Alexander and James in Mexico to celebrate Alexander's 40th birthday when it appears that he suffered from a bout of pneumonia.

Alejandra posted an update to her Instagram account that Gere and their two sons were "mostly recovered" from the illness. She shared a photo of herself and Gere walking hand-in-hand with their two boys as she thanked fans for their support during this trying time.

Since their marriage in 2018, they have welcomed two children together: a 4-year-old son and a 2-year-old boy. Additionally, Homer James Jigme Gere is shared by Gere with ex-wife Carey Lowell.

Gere and Silva have been blessed with three children as well as a romantic relationship that began in 2014 when they first started dating. Prior to getting hitched, Gere and Silva had been friends for over a decade before they tied the knot in 2018.

On February 17, Alejandra shared an update to her Instagram account that the entire family was sick, with her husband suffering from a "bad cough" before they left for Mexico.

She shared that he had been struggling with an infection before they even left for vacation, so she asked for assistance. Thankfully, he was able to receive the necessary treatment in time.

Thankfully, Gere's wife reports her husband is doing much better after spending some quality time with him recently. On Instagram, she shared a selection of photos from their Mexican getaway which featured Gere beaming at his sparkling birthday cake and them sharing an endearing embrace.

The Spanish publicist credited her own health with aiding her and her husband's healing, noting that she had also been suffering from sinusitis and an ear infection. Additionally, she expressed gratitude to her followers for their support during the family's illness.

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