Minnesota Timberwolves superstar Karl-Anthony Towns announced on Tuesday night that his mother, Jacqueline Cruz, has been placed in a medically induced coma due to complications from COVID-19.
The Wolves star ended the video by saying:
"I wanted to make this video to understand the severity of this disease is real. This disease needs to not be taken lightly. Please protect your loved ones, your friends, yourself. Practice social distancing, please don't be in places with lots of people. This disease is deadly."
Just last week, Towns announced he was donating $100,000 to Mayo Clinic for COVID-19 tests. The clinic said this donation would help bring available tests from 200 per day to 1000 per day.