Devastating news for Karl-Anthony Towns … the NBA star announced he’s tested positive for COVID-19 … just 9 months after his mother passed away from a lengthy battle with coronavirus.
The 25-year-old says he received the news prior to the Minnesota Timberwolves’ matchup with the Memphis Grizzlies — which has been postponed — and will isolate and follow all protocols immediately.
“I pray every day that this nightmare of a virus will subside and I beg everyone to continue to take it seriously by taking all of the necessary precautions,” KAT said Friday.
“We cannot stop the spread of this virus alone, it must be a group effort by all of us.”
KAT’s mother, Jacqueline Towns, contracted COVID-19 in March 2020 and was put in a medically induced coma due to complications.
She tragically passed away on April 13.
KAT’s father, Karl, Sr. also previously tested positive for the virus … but made a full recovery.
Towns continued … “It breaks my heart that my family, and particularly my father and sister continue to suffer from the anxiety that comes along with this diagnosis as we know all too well what the end result could be.”
Towns sends an incredibly powerful message to his family … vowing to beat the virus and be there for his loved ones moving forward.
“To my niece and nephew, Jolani and Max, I promise you I will not end up in a box next to grandma and I will beat this.”