Karl-Anthony Towns posts emotional video about mother, COVID-19

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The fight against COVID-19 is personal for NBA star and former UK Wildcat Karl-Anthony Towns.

Towns said his mother has been in the hospital for weeks.

He posted an emotional video on social media, announcing his mother was in a coma and on a ventilator because of symptoms they believe are related to COVID-19.

He said both of his parents were not feeling well over the past week and that both were tested for COVID-19.

Towns said his father, Karl sr., was released from the hospital and had been told to self-quarantine as they awaited the results of the test.

His mom has been hospitalized for a week

Towns said he posted the video, which you can see below, because he wanted to highlight the severity of the disease.

"It's real," he said. "This disease needs to be taken seriously. Please protect your families."