Ice-T continues to urge fans to take coronavirus seriously

Ice-T continues to urge fans to take coronavirus seriously as he shares photo of his father-in-law in the hospital after contracting the virus

By Christine Rendon For Dailymail.com

Published: 17:51 GMT, 30 November 2020 | Updated: 17:51 GMT, 30 November 2020

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Ice-T is urging fans to take coronavirus seriously after his father-in-law contracted a serious case of the disease earlier this year.

'My father-in-law "Coco's dad" was a serious "No masker" COVID hit him,' the actor tweeted on Sunday. 'Pneumonia in both lungs... 40 days in the ICU close to death.. Now he's on Oxygen indefinitely. Ohhh he's a Believer now.. #COVIDisNotAGame.'

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The 62-year-old shared a photo of his father-in-law Steve Austin in the hospital as a stark reminder of the toll of the deadly virus.

'COVID is Not A Game': Ice-T is urging fans to take coronavirus seriously after his father-in-law contracted a serious case of the disease earlier this year

'COVID is Not A Game': Ice-T is urging fans to take coronavirus seriously after his father-in-law contracted a serious case of the disease earlier this year

The photo has been posted before, but the impact remained. 

Austin has since been released from the hospital, and Ice-T has been sharing his story in order to remind fans of serious consequences of the disease. 

However, he faced criticism from some who questioned why he was getting his father-in-law involved.   

'If I'm willing to use a family member that I love, as an example of someone coming close to death from a virus that I assume you think is fake.. And I'm trying to warn people.. Then it must be serious to me. Brandon you've got a lotta nerve..' he tweeted at one Twitter user on Sunday.  

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