"Ohhh he’s a believer now..."
This is Ice-T. He's a rapper, a Law & Order legend, and — as you surely know if you've ever seen his E! reality show Ice Loves Coco — he's the husband of model Coco Austin.
Unfortunately, Coco's father Steve has recently been battling a long and severe case of COVID-19 and spent more than a month in the hospital fighting for his life. Ice-T shared the news in a tweet on Sunday, and he pulled no punches when talking about his father-in-law's careless attitude toward the pandemic before getting sick.
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. Ohhh he’s a Believer now.. #COVIDisNotAGame06:35 PM - 29 Nov 2020
"My father-in-law ‘Coco’s dad’ was a serious ‘No Masker,'" Ice-T wrote in his tweet. "COVID hit him. Pneumonia in both lungs... 40 days in ICU close to death... Now he’s on oxygen indefinitely."
"Ohhh he’s a believer now..." the rapper concluded, along with a photo of his father-in-law in the ICU, and the hashtag #COVIDisNotAGame.
As you can imagine, Ice-T's tweet has caused quite a stir on Twitter. Many are praising Ice for sharing his father-in-law's story — even if his delivery was rather blunt.
@FINALLEVEL It may seem harsh to some-but people need to get how serious this is. COVID doesn't give one damn about your opinions or beliefs. It is amazing how people think that the sheer force of their will, will protect them. They'll find out different. Keep shining that light on em, Ice.06:45 PM - 29 Nov 2020
When several people in the replies said that they had "no sympathy" for his father-in-law, Ice-T responded by saying that he views many "anti-maskers" as victims in their own right — since most of them are following the guidance of a president who routinely lies about the virus.
Honestly.. A lot of no maskers only do it because they’re listening to the President.. Just sayin. https://t.co/uB4KUQXSXx07:12 PM - 29 Nov 2020