NBA Timberwolves All-Star Karl-Anthony Towns Praying as His Mother is in Coma Due to Coronavirus

Karl-Anthony Towns reveals his mother Is in coma from Coronavirus, March 2020 | Instagram/screenshot/Karl-Anthony Towns

NBA Timberwolves All-Star Karl-Anthony Towns says the coronavirus “should not be taken lightly” and revealed his mother is in a coma due to COVID-19.

“Things went sideways quickly,” the athlete explained in an emotional Instagram video about his mother, Jacqueline Cruz, on Wednesday.

He urged everyone to “please protect your family, your loved ones, your friends, yourself, practice social distancing… it’s deadly.”


Towns told his 2 million followers that his mother was “deteriorating daily” and every time there seemed to be progress her health would switch and take a turn for the worse. She’s is currently on a ventilator while in a medically induced coma.

“It’s difficult. Very difficult for me and my family to say the least. She’s in a medically induced coma … it’s rough,” Towns said. “Day by day we’re seeing how it goes… I wanted to make this video so people understand the severity of this disease is real. This disease should not be taken lightly.”

Before making the announcement on his mother’s health, Towns donated $100,000 to support Mayo Clinic, which has begun rolling out a test to detect the virus that causes COVID-19.

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Source: Christian Post