Minnesota Timberwolves star Karl-Anthony Towns has shared that both of his parents have contracted COVID-19. His mother is in a medical induced coma, fighting for her life. He decided to share the news on his Instagram page in a video where he urges people to take the virus seriously.

The symptoms began a week ago, and their situation kept getting worse. He describes her fever as being as high as 103F and coming down to only 101 with fever reducers. At one point they had thought she had turned a corner and started feeling better, only to shortly after have her symptoms get much worse. She now is on a ventilator and was put in a medically induced coma.

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KAT is understandably emotional in the video, and his family is facing an incredibly difficult time. He is sharing his story so that others will take the virus more seriously, and calls for the need for more medical equipment.

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