Ice-T is getting real about the horrors of COVID-19.
The “Law & Order: SUV” actor took to Twitter to urge fans to take the virus seriously while revealing his wife, Coco Austin’s father is still battling coronavirus.
In his post, Ice-T revealed his father-in-law, Steve Austin, dubbed a “no masker” by the star, now has changed his beliefs surrounding the pandemic after spending time in the ICU.
“My father-in-law, Coco’s dad, was a serious no masker. COVID hit him,” Ice wrote. “Pneumonia in both lungs. 40 days in ICU close to death… Now he’s on Oxygen indefinitely. Ohhh he’s a Believer now.”
He also added the hashtag, “#COVIDisNotAGame.”
My father-in-law ‘Coco’s dad’ was a serious ‘No Masker’ COVID hit him. Pneumonia in both lungs.. 40 days in ICU close to death.. Now he’s on Oxygen indefinitely. Ohhh he’s a Believer now.. #COVIDisNotAGame pic.twitter.com/fPEifkJCge
— ICE T (@FINALLEVEL) November 29, 2020
Ice-T previously talked about his father-in-law being a “no-masking type of dude” who was put on “his back” because of COVID-19 on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon”.
“There are still non-believers,” he explained at the time. “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.”
Coco’s father returned home in August.