Richard Gere was sick for several weeks before deciding to check himself into a hospital for treatment, and he is now on the mend.

The actor was diagnosed with pneumonia while on vacation with his family in the Mexican city of Nuevo Vallarta.

The celebrity had developed a cough, prompting him to visit the hospital, where it was discovered that he was suffering from pneumonia. On the other hand, after spending the night there, he was released.

While Richard was in Mexico celebrating his wife Alejandra Silva’s 40th birthday, Alejandra posted an update on Richard’s health on Instagram.

She revealed in the post that he wasn’t the only one in the family who had been sick for “weeks.” Richard was in Mexico to help his wife Alejandra Silva celebrate her 40th birthday.

The Spanish publicist shared a photo of herself on the beach with the actor’s two children – their two sons were born in 2019 and 2020, respectively – and said everyone was on the mend. The photo was accompanied by a message stating that everyone was fine.

“Thank you all for the birthday greetings,” she said, adding, “After almost three weeks of everyone in our family being sick, today, finally, I feel much better!”

“Thank you for all the love; I give it back to you!” she said. In return, she was showered with warm wishes from her devoted supporters.

Alejandra returned to Instagram on Sunday to update Richard’s condition after revealing in her first Instagram post on Friday that he had been admitted to the hospital.

“I woke up this morning and saw the news and all of your kind and worried messages, he is healing,” she wrote in the caption of a photo she posted on social media. Richard is wearing a mask in the photo, and the couple is walking with one of their sons.

She continued, “He is doing a lot better today than he did yesterday! The worst of it is already over! We’d like to thank everyone who has taken the time to send us encouraging words.”