Coco Austin has revealed her father Steve has been moved to intensive care as he battles coronavirus in virus-hotspot Arizona.
The model, 41, paid tribute to her dad with throwback Instagram snaps on Wednesday as she warned her fans not to dismiss the virus and also revealed that two of her aunts have also contracted COVID-19.
Arizona health officials reported 4,682 more confirmed coronavirus cases on Monday - the most reported in a single day in the state so far and the eighth time in the past 10 days that daily cases surpassed the 3,000 mark.
Tribute: Coco Austin revealed her father Steve has been moved to intensive care as he battles coronavirus as she paid tribute to her dad with throwback Instagram snaps on Wednesday
Coco warned her followers not to underestimate the virus, as she claimed her father is typically 'strong as an ox' and 'never gets sick'.
Alongside a sweet snap of the pair cuddled up and a family shot, she penned: 'My, tough as an ox dad, the one that never goes to the doctor, the one that doesn't even take tylenol for pain, the one that never EVER gets sick, where talking about the original Steve Austin (cuz thats his real name) is in the ICU requiring oxygen for #covid19 ..
'He is having trouble breathing and feels like he is being stabbed with pins throughout his body .. [sic]'
Concerning: Coco gave fans an update on her father's condition after her husband Ice-T revealed on Tuesday that his father-in-law had been hospitalised
She continued: 'For all the people that say it cant happen to your family..think again..
'Sending happy thoughts to my father and all the families that are dealing with it❤ also sending prayers to 2 of my aunts who also have covid seems they all got it at the same time.
'We have a big family, in the 2nd photo is my dad with all his kids. Thank you ArrowHead Hospital in AZ for attending to my dad! [sic]'
Strong: Coco shared a snap with her father and siblings as she warned her followers not to underestimate the virus, claiming her father is typically 'strong as an ox'
Coco gave fans