(AllHipHop News) Rapper-turned-actor Ice-T has urged fans to continue taking coronavirus precautions seriously after his father-in-law’s COVID-19 battle left him with permanently damaged lungs.
He required an oxygen mask to help him breathe after contracting pneumonia in both lungs, and was almost placed on a ventilator, but now Steve is back at home and in recovery – although his organs are forever scarred.
“It took him a month to make it out of the hospital,” Ice-T told U.S. late-night host Jimmy Fallon. “Now he’s home, but his lungs are damaged indefinitely.”
The “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” star suggests wearing a face mask may have helped prevent Steve’s medical emergency: “Coco’s dad is a Harley Davidson-riding, no-masking type of dude,” he admitted, adding, “(Coronavirus) put him on his back.”
And he hopes Steve’s health scare serves as a warning to others opposed to following simple guidelines to help curb the spread of COVID-19.
“There are still non-believers,” he said. “I’ve made it through so much in my life, I don’t want to die because of this… I’m aware and I’m concerned and I’m cautious.”
Ice’s opinion is in stark contrast to Desiiger, who believes the coronavirus is a hoax.