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NBA Superstar Says His Mom Is In A Coma Due To Coronavirus

A closeup of Karl-Anthony Towns during a game.

INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA - FEBRUARY 28: Karl-Anthony Towns #32 of the Minnesota Timberwolves watches the action in the game against the Indiana Pacers at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on February 28, 2019 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Karl-Anthony Towns, one of the biggest and brightest young stars in the NBA, revealed heartbreaking news late Tuesday night.

Towns took to his social media channels with a video announcing doctors placed his mother, Jacqueline Cruz, into a medically induced coma due to coronavirus. The Minnesota Timberwolves star used his experience to call for people to take the virus seriously.

In an emotional post, Towns revealed his mother and father both had the virus. His father recovered and was able to leave the hospital and enter quarantine in his house.

Towns' mother, however, battled a fever for several days before her condition deteriorated. Doctors put her on a ventilator to help with her breathing, but eventually placed her into a medically induced coma to help combat the virus.

The former Kentucky star recounted his experience in an emotional video he posted to Instagram.

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It's a heartbreaking reality that many people around the world have lost loved ones due to the virus.

Towns is doing his part to make sure the virus gets the attention its deserves as the world attempts stop the spread.

We hope the best for Towns' mother, his family and the rest of those with family members battling the virus.