Karl-Anthony Towns’ father ‘recovering well’ from coronavirus
Good news has finally come Karl-Anthony Towns’ way. According to the latest updates, the father of the Minnesota Timberwolves big man is now “recovering well” after testing positive for the coronavirus.
Over the past week, both Towns’ parents fell ill and were subsequently tested for COVID-19. His father, Karl Sr., was told to self-quarantine at home to wait for the results.
Per Nick Friedell of ESPN, the Timberwolves center’s father is doing okay.
A source close to the Towns family tells @espn Karl Sr., Karl-Anthony Towns’ father who tested positive for COVID-19 and was in the hospital for multiple days, is “recovering well.”
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This piece of information comes in just a day after Towns shared the heartbreaking news that his mother was diagnosed with COVID-19 and is now in a medically induced coma. In an emotional video uploaded via his Instagram, Towns called on the general public to take the virus seriously.
“I think it’s important that everyone understands the severity of what’s happening in the world right now with the coronavirus, and I think where my life is right now could help, so I decided to do this video and give you an update of where I’m at,” the Timberwolves star added.
Towns further shared some information about her mother, adding that they’re all being optimistic amid the tough situation.
“She’s been in a medically induced coma. Since that day, I haven’t talked to her, haven’t been able to obviously communicate with her. I’ve just been getting updates on her condition. It’s rough, and day by day we’re just seeing how it goes. We’re being positive; I’m being very positive. So I’m just keeping the strength up for everybody and my family.”
Just last week, Karl-Anthony Towns pledged $100,000 in donations to help the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota get more tests for the coronavirus to the public.