Minnesota Timberwolves Star Karl Anthony Cities On Friday, December 4, it was revealed that he has lost six more family members to COVID-19 since his mother, Jacqueline Cruz-Towns, died fighting the virus in April.
“I’ve been through a lot and obviously started with my mom,” he said, according to ESPN. “I got a call last night that I had lost my uncle. I feel a little hardened and humiliated by life. “
“I’ve seen a lot of coffins in the past seven months,” said the 25-year-old NBA star. “I have a lot of people who – in my family and in my mother’s family – have contracted COVID. I’m still the one looking for answers and trying to keep them healthy. It’s just a big responsibility for me, mine Inform the family well and take all necessary steps to keep them alive. “
The athlete who is dating Jordyn Woods, shared an emotional video on Instagram in March in which he informed his fans that his mother was in a medically induced coma and was put on a ventilator due to a coronavirus. She died on April 13 at the age of 58. Karl-Anthony’s father, Karl Sr., also had COVID but has since recovered.
Karl-Anthony posted an 18-minute video on YouTube last month about his last moments with his mother and his grief over her loss. He said Friday that he posted the emotional clip because he “didn’t want people to feel the way I felt”.
“I wanted to try to keep her from experiencing the ordeal and situation I was going through,” he continued. “It just came from a place where I didn’t want people to feel lonely and angry as I did. I really only made this video to protect others and to keep others informed even though I knew that it would take me most emotionally that I was ever asked to. “
Woods, 23, and Karl-Anthony took to Instagram while on vacation in Mexico in September. “I found you, then I found myself,” the model captioned her photo.
In an interview with extra later this month, Kylie JennerThe former best friend stated that she and the basketball player had been “long-time friends” and “connected because they lost a parent at a very young age”. (Her father, John Wood, died of cancer in 2017.)
As he prepares for his sixth season with the Timberwolves, Karl-Anthony admitted that getting back on the pitch without seeing his mother in the audience will be a challenge.
“It always brought me a smile when I saw my mother on the baseline and in the stands and had a good time watching me play,” he said on Friday. “It will be difficult to play. It will be difficult to say that this is therapy. I do not think so [playing basketball] will ever be therapy for me again. But it gives me the opportunity to relive good memories that I had. “
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