Ice-T continues to urge fans to take coronavirus seriously as he shares photo of his stepfather in hospital after contracting the virus
Ice-T urges fans to take the coronavirus seriously after her stepfather contracted a severe case of the disease earlier this year.
“My stepfather ‘Coco’s father’ was a serious COVID ‘No Masker’ hit him, ‘the actor tweeted on Sunday. “Pneumonia in both lungs … 40 days in the ICU near death.” Now he’s on oxygen indefinitely. Ohhh, he’s a Believer now … #COVIDisNotAGame. ‘
The 62-year-old shared a photo of his stepfather Steve Austin in hospital as a stark reminder of the toll from the deadly virus.
‘COVID is not a game’: Ice-T urges fans to take coronavirus seriously after stepfather contracted severe case of illness earlier this year
The photo has already been posted, but the impact has remained.
Austin has since been released from the hospital and Ice-T has shared his story to remind fans of the dire consequences of the illness.
However, he was criticized by some who questioned why he involved his stepfather.
“ If I’m willing to use a family member that I love, as an example of someone nearing death from a virus that I guess you think is wrong … and I try to warn people … So that must be serious for me. Brandon, you have a lot of nerves … ”he tweeted Sunday to a Twitter user.
‘I’m trying to warn people’: Ice-T posted the photo to warn his fans about the serious consequences of the disease, but he was criticized by some who wondered why he was involving his stepfather.
Family matters: Ice-T shares five-year-old daughter Chanel with wife Coco Austin
Ice-T has been outspoken about her father’s battle with the disease after initially avoiding face masks, which are used to slow the spread of the disease.
“ I hate to say it, but Coco’s dad is a non-masking Harley-Davidson type guy. And [COVID-19] put it on your back, ” he told The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon over the summer.
Austin managed to put up with it at home for nine days, but eventually went to the hospital after developing pneumonia in both longs.
Although he was finally allowed to return home after a month under the care of doctors, he still has an uphill battle.
‘His lungs are damaged indefinitely’: Austin was able to hold out at home for nine days, but eventually went to hospital after developing pneumonia in both longs.
“His lungs are damaged indefinitely. COVID attacks your lungs and can really ruin your lungs, ” he warned.
The actor hopes to spare others the pain and potential heartache by sharing the Austin story online.
‘I put it on social media because there are still non-believers … A guy wrote to me and said, “You look scared.” I’m like, “Yeah, I’m scared of your tainted breath, okay? Is there something wrong with that?” He said.
“I am aware and I am worried and careful. Do you want to call it scared? Call it scared.
Ice T and Coco have been married for 15 years and share their five-year-old daughter Chanel.
Doing his part: Actor hopes to spare others pain and potential heartache by sharing Austin’s story online