December 03, 2020
Rapper and actor Ice-T revealed that his father-in-law contracted COVID-19 and almost died. According to the rapper, the latter had been refusing to wear a face mask despite it being required as a safety measure.
On November 30, Ice-T took to Twitter to remind his followers of how his father-in-law battled for his life after getting infected with the dreaded coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Alongside a photo of his father-in-law wearing a mask, the "Cop Killer" hitmaker wrote:
"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..."
CAUTIONING HIS FANS
While saddened by the misfortune that befell his father-in-law, Steve Austin, Ice-T took it as an opportunity to share an important lesson with his fans. Health experts have repeatedly expressed worry about "no maskers."
Austin has since been discharged from the hospital, but the rapper nonetheless cautioned his fans and the general public to take the current health crisis seriously.
Many of his fans took to the tweet’s comment section to echo Ice-T’s sentiments. They lamented that "no maskers" are making it difficult for the country to keep the outbreak under control.
SOME FANS STILL DISAGREE
One fan said that she pitied all the health workers who had to bear the brunt of overwhelmed health facilities because of the continuing surge of COVID-19 cases. But Ice-T’s tweet did not sit well with others.
One comedy Twitter page, who is a fan of Ice-T, pointed out in a sarcastic tone that the rapper "politicized" his father-in-law's sickness, just so he can get people sympathies and a "pat on the back."
Another fan said that other underlying issues such as asthma may be to blame also for what happened to Ice-T’s father-in-law, pointing out that the rapper should not completely fault anti-mask beliefs.
PERMANENT LUNG DAMAGE
Austin, father of the rapper’s wife Coco, dealt with the deadly disease at home for nine days. But after it progressed to pneumonia in both lungs, he had himself admitted to the hospital.
He battled the disease in the hospital for one month. In July, Ice-T revealed that Austin sustained permanent lung damage after his bout with COVID-19.
He earlier expressed pride over how the new season of “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” is tackling present-day issues.
COCO GETS CRITICIZED
Like Ice-T, his wife Coco also believed that his father’s infection was a result of him not wearing a mask. She also urged others to put on masks especially when going out.
Earlier this year, Coco also faced public criticism after she revealed that she still breastfeeds her four-year-old daughter "for comfort." Some fans found it weird.
Coco clarified that their daughter, Chanel, also eats "real" food. But other moms found her post pleasing, with some saying that the photo Coco shared with her daughter breastfeeding made them happy.
Besides dealing with family issues, Ice-T is keeping busy with his acting career. He earlier expressed pride over how the new season of “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” is tackling present-day issues.
The actor has been part of the hit crime drama since 2000. The new season is tackling police brutality, in the wake of the nationwide protests that broke out following the death of George Floyd Jr., a black man who died at the hands of the Minneapolis police.