Richard Gere’s wife shares update following his fear of pneumonia

Richard Gere is on the mend.

TMZ reported last week that the “Maybe I Do” actor’s family vacation in Mexico was cut short by a bad case of pneumonia.

According to Gere’s wife, philanthropist Alejandra Silva, the family was already feeling heartbroken when she traveled from New York to Mexico to celebrate her 40th birthday.

Gere, 73, had a persistent cough that prompted him to seek treatment, which led to his diagnosis of pneumonia and hospitalization. Their youngest son James has also been diagnosed with pneumonia, while Silva and her other son Alexander have been battling sinusitis and ear infections.

After the news broke, the Gere family received a flood of love and support via social media over the weekend.

“I woke up this morning and saw the news and all your kind and concerned messages, he’s recovering ❤️‍🩹 he’s feeling much better today!” Silva captioned a photo of the family up and down. “The worst has already happened [passed]! Thank you for the sweet messages, we really appreciate it! ♥️♥️ #thanks”

On Tuesday, the activist shared another update on her Instagram, with a photo of Silva turning to smile at the camera and Gere carrying one of her sons on his shoulders.

“Hi everyone, a little update Richard is feeling much better,” the caption read. “We are all feeling much better, “almost” back to normal. We would like to thank Doctor Rios and Hospital la Joya.

“We came to Mexico to continue our conservation project south of Puerto Vallarta, we all came in sick from NY, our youngest James and Richard got pneumonia and Alexander and I got sinusitis and ear infections, now we’re all healthy and almost fully recovered. Thank you all for your messages!”

Silva included a vintage shot of Gere à la “American Gigolo” in the post and joked, “Richard wanted me to post this second photo to show you he’s doing much better.” Richard Gere’s wife shares update following his fear of pneumonia

Sarah Ridley

Sarah Ridley is a USTimesPost U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Sarah Ridley joined USTimesPost in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing

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