Rapper/actor Ice T recently spoke about his family’s experience with COVID-19, and joining him was his adorable 4-year-old daughter Chanel Nicole Marrow.
Ice T began his interview on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon with little Chanel by his side. Fallon was glad to see her again, recalling a time when her mother, Coco Austin, brought baby Chanel on the show. “I remember you when you were a baby,” gushed Fallon. “Your mom came here to the show, I didn’t hold you, but I saw you. Oh my gosh, you’re beautiful, little princess.”
Chanel left soon after, Ice T began discussing his family’s experience with coronavirus, particularly his father-in-law (Coco’s father) Steve Austin, who “is a Harley-Davidson-riding, no-masking type of dude” who caught coronavirus and was forced into the ICU. After staying at the hospital for over a month, Steve Austin was released, but Ice T says that his lungs are “damaged indefinitely.”
Coco recently posted on Instagram a few pictures of her father in the hospital. In the caption, she explained Steve Austin’s situation and thanked fans for their prayers and support. “He is tethered to an oxygen machine for who knows how long,” Coco wrote. “All I do know is your prayers and “Get Well” wishes helped me and my family through this tough time and I deeply appreciate that from the bottom of my heart ❤.”
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Update on my Dad thats been batteling #covid19 .. My dad got ill on Father Day and was admited to the ICU that week because he having breathing problems.. They have since kept him for almost a month now.. I like to tell his story because my dad,amongs many others, thought Covid was a conspiracy and he was a non believer and never wore a mask.. This was all hitting too close to home when I for one have been obsessed with this whole #coronavirus thing since day one..watching day after day the news and TV programs for 5 months of people dying or becoming sick and not being able recover And personally Being so careful with my immediate family like teaching Chanel how to sanitize all day and always wearing a mask in public,even wearing gloves when I go to a grocery store. Anyway, my dad whose name is Steve Austin who is 63 healthy buff guy with absolutely no underlying conditions developed Covid pneumonia in both lungs, and from there couldn't breathe and needed to be put on a oxygen machine.Covid destroys your lungs and some people dont ever recover even when surviving this crazy virus. The first week my dad was in the hospital the nurses notified me to prepare my family for an emergency intubation and i got so scared cuz my dads wishes were to not be knocked out.(for those that dont know.They medically induce a coma and put you on a ventilator for an unknown period of time ..there is a high percentage of death once you get to that point.So this is when the power of a prayers shifted his downward spiral.In edition to the Bipap he was on (breathing machine)He was given plasma treatments and Tociuzumba (a promising new covid drug).But then another bump in the road came too when a lung started to collapse but recovered from that too..Everyday is baby steps and im excited to say today was his first day back home, but not completely out of the woods.He is teathered to a oxygen machine for who knows how long. All I do know is your prayers and "Get Well"wishes hepled me and my family through this tough time and I deeply appreciate that from the bottom of my heart ❤ (The first pic is recent & the other 2 from the past month, always handsome no matter what)
If it wasn’t obvious from his family’s situation, Ice T takes COVID-19 very seriously and has no patience for “non-believers” and those who downplay it. Ice T spoke about his response to a person who wrote to him and said “you seem scared” of coronavirus.
“I’m like, ‘Yeah, I’m scared of your contaminated breath, ok?’ Is there a problem with that?” said Ice T. “I don’t wanna die. I made it through so much in my life. I don’t wanna die because of this, especially with a new daughter. So yeah, I’m aware and I’m concerned, and I’m cautious. You wanna call that scared? Call it scared.”