On Tuesday evening, NBA player Karl-Anthony Towns posted an emotional Instagram message that his mother had been placed in a medically induced coma due to lung problems from the case of COVID-19.

The Minnesota Timberwolves star shared his story to his fan base in hopes of bringing attention to the seriousness of the spread of coronavirus.

In the video, Towns broke down on how his parents weren’t feeling well early last week, and that family had told them to seek medical attention immediately. His father was released from the hospital and put into quarantine after a coronavirus test. But his mother’s condition continued to deteriorate while in the hospital. Towns said her fever never went lower than 101.9 degrees with medications and that she was having trouble breathing.

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Watch the rest of the video here:

Towns told his fans, “Please protect your families, your loved ones, your friends, yourself. Practice social distancing. Please don’t be in places with a lot of people; it just heightens your chances of getting this disease and this disease … it’s deadly.”

“It’s deadly. And we’re going to keep fighting on my side, my family and me, we’re going to keep fighting this. We’re going to beat it; we’re going to win.”

“She’s the boss. She’s been in a medically induced coma. It’s rough, and day by day, we just see how it goes. We’re positive; I’m being very positive. So I’m just keeping the strength up for everybody and my family.”

Let’s keep this young man along with many that are experience symptoms in our prayers.

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