UFC Fighter Conor McGregor Confirms That His Aunt Didn't Die from Coronavirus
Conor McGregor, one of the biggest names in the Mixed Martial Arts scene and one of UFC's main faces, has recently announced the loss of his aunt, Anne Moore.
On Friday, McGregor took to his official Instagram page to let his fans know of Moore's passing, but, despite hinting earlier that she had lost her life to the new Coronavirus, that doesn't seem to be the case.
THE NEWS TOOK HIM BY SURPRISE
According to the 31-year-old, Moore didn't die due to the virus, but the cause of death is yet a mystery. The revelation was made on Instagram, along with an old photo in which Moore is seen holding a baby McGregor.
In a previous post, McGregor shared that, after getting the phone call, he couldn't go live anymore due to the pain and went on to blame the Coronavirus for taking his beloved aunt.
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I am grateful for the kind wishes and sympathy for my Auntie’s passing. I want to clear up that it has been confirmed she was not a victim of coronavirus. As we prepare for her funeral I know that many of us will confront the virus in the weeks ahead As I gather with my family I ask you all to make an extra effort to be there for friends and family during the stressful days ahead And from my family, thank you for your support at this sad time ❤️ 🙏
ALWAYS WASH YOUR HANDS
Despite being angry and hurt, the UFC fighter took the opportunity to raise awareness of the importance of washing one's hands as well as face hygiene.
McGregor claimed that he has always been careful when it comes to washing his hands but admitted that it isn't enough considering the number of people he meets on a daily basis:
"I often get people say to me please I don’t want a picture, just let me shake your hand. And I’m like yes friend, thank you. As it’s more efficient than taking a full picture. But it’s too careless. And too frequent."
The 31-year-old explained that he will be even more careful because of his training, which is usually so intense that it causes him to reach the point of low immunity.
Tom Hanks shared that they are currently in isolation so they won't spread the disease
Confident that humanity will be able to beat the Coronavirus, McGregor urged people to be mindful of their personal hygiene practices and personal space.
IN SICKNESS AND IN HEALTH
Although the fighter isn't infected, the same can't be said about other celebrities, who have already revealed that they have contracted COVID-19.
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Hello folks. @ritawilson and I want to thank everyone here Down Under who are taking such good care of us. We have Covid-19 and are in isolation so we do not spread it to anyone else. There are those for whom it could lead to a very serious illness. We are taking it one-day-at-a-time. There are things we can all do to get through this by following the advice of experts and taking care of ourselves and each other, no? Remember, despite all the current events, there is no crying in baseball. Hanx
In his latest post, Hanks shared that they are currently in isolation so they won't spread the disease to anyone else since it could lead to a very serious illness to several people.
The actor also said that they are "taking it one day at a time" and urged everyone to follow the advice of experts in order to get through this health crisis.