ICE-T said his father-in-law is “on oxygen indefinitely” and “close to death” after spending 40 days in the ICU with Covid-19.
The 62-year-old rapper shared the sad news in a Twitter post on Monday.
Ice-T shared that his father-in-law is ‘close to death’ while battling Covid-19Credit: Getty – Contributor
He have his fans an update about his father-in-law’s condition on TwitterCredit: Twitter/Ice-T
“Pneumonia in both lungs.. 40 days in ICU close to death.. Now he’s on Oxygen indefinitely. Ohhh he’s a Believer now..”
The post concluded with the hashtag #COVIDisNotAGame.
Ice-T married Coco Austin, 41, in 2002.
As the rapper noted in the Twitter post, the man in the photo is Coco’s father.
Ice-T married Coco in 2002Credit: Getty – Contributor
Her dad was previously hospitalized back in JuneCredit: Instagram
The Law & Order: SVU star previously revealed Coco’s father was hospitalized in Arizona back in June.
He spoke about the hospitalization July while appearing on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.
Ice-T told host Jimmy that it took his father-in-law “a month to make it out of the hospital.”
He continued: “Now he’s home, but his lungs are damaged indefinitely.”
During the episode, Ice-T said he wanted to share his father-in-law’s story to show the seriousness of the coronavirus.
The rapper spoke about his father-in-law contracting the virus on The Tonight ShowCredit: Rex Features
Ice-T hoped being open about his father-in-law’s condition would encourage people to take the pandemic seriouslyCredit: Getty Images – Getty
The rapper also wanted to emphasize the importance of practicing safety precautions, including wearing a mask.
Ice-T said: “There are still non-believers.
“I’ve made it through so much in my life, I don’t want to die because of this — especially with a new daughter. I’m aware and I’m concerned and I’m cautious.”
He and Coco share five-year-old daughter Chanel Nicole.
Ice-T said Coco’s father originally didn’t believe in wearing masksCredit: Instagram/Coco Austin
Coco’s father is not the first person in her family to contract the life threatening virus.
She previously told Page Six in July that two of her aunts also became sick due to the virus.
Coco said at the time: “It’s like, ‘Oh my God, like, my family is falling apart.'”
“To know that the most healthy person in this family is about to go on a ventilator, they’re talking about that, which is really hard because I’m pretty much the next of kin. I have a really big family and they put it in my hands to make these decisions, so it’s been really hard to have to even talk about.”
Coco previously revealed her aunts also contracted the virusCredit: Splash News