The Oscar-winning actor admits the drug cured his inflamed throat quickly and that he even had the bonus of rejuvenating his performance because he felt so good.
"You take the steroid, and the only repercussion is you will not be in the hall of fame. But you do get back on that horse and you are on stage and you feel great," femalefirst.co.uk quoted Hanks as saying.
"I was on steroids for two performances, never felt better in my life, came off the show was tighter, it was quicker. I just blew through the performance feeling like a million bucks. I felt like I was 23 again," he added.