Emotional Karl-Anthony Towns describes hospitalization of his mother with COVID-19

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There are a lot of people across the United States who have not taken the coronavirus threat seriously, in part because it hasn’t hit someone close to them yet. It doesn’t feel real. It’s not personal.

It’s become very personal for Minnesota’s Karl-Anthony Towns.

His mother is in a medically-induced coma due to COVID-19, something he talked about in an emotional Instagram post Tuesday night.

“My mother is the strongest woman I know. I know she’ll beat this.”

Our thoughts are with Towns, his mother, and his family. We want to hear about how she beat this.