Ice-T Says ‘No Masker’ Father-in-Law Was ‘Close to Death’ in COVID-19 Battle

Ice-T reveals that his father-in-law Steve — who was hospitalized and “close to death” after contracting COVID-19 — was previously a “serious ‘no masker.’”

Sunday on Twitter, the rapper engaged in a war of words with Twitter users after reposting a viral clip of a woman who appears to be maskless inside a Citibank location in Englewood, New Jersey.

“Oh ----.. This Karen is a Scientist! In her mind…” the “Law & Order: SVU” star wrote, referencing the woman’s claim to be a “scientist” and that “there’s no corona.”

The musician then tweeted a photo of wife Coco Austin’s father in which he wears an oxygen mask while lying in what appears to be a hospital bed.

While Ice wrote that his father-in-law was previously a “no masker,” he asserted that Steve is now “a believer” after spending 40 days in an ICU and suffering from “pneumonia in both lungs.”

“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,” Ice wrote.

Back in June, Coco revealed that her father was diagnosed with COVID-19 around Father’s Day, writing “He is having trouble breathing and feels like he is being stabbed with pins throughout his body.”

The next month, posting an interview with Page Six, Coco reported her dad “has absolutely no underlying conditions.”

In early August, Coco revealed that her father had left the hospital but was sadly “still dealing with damaged lungs” and “is bound to an oxygen machine” until further notice.

Though some Twitter users criticized Ice for posting about his father-in-law’s illness, the MC maintains that he is simply “trying to warn people” about the dangers of the coronavirus.

“Clownass, If I’m willing to use a family member that I love, as an example of someone coming close to death from a virus that I assume you think is fake.. And I’m trying to warn people.. Then it must be serious to me,” he wrote to a Twitter user on Sunday.

According to The New York Times, as of Monday, November 30, at 8:00 a.m. EST, more than 13,447,300 people in the United States have been infected with COVID-19, and at least 266,700 have died due to coronavirus-related complications.


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