Thursday, January 27, 2022

Coco Austin’s Dad Hospitalized with COVID-19, Says Family is ‘Falling Apart’

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*Coco Austin has revealed that her father Steve has been hospitalized in Arizona due to the coronavirus.

On Wednesday, CoCo, the wife of rapper/actor Ice T, opened up to Page Six about how her family is “falling apart” after learning her father has pneumonia in both lungs, and a ventilator may be necessary, per PEOPLE

Sadly, Austin says it’s “not looking good” for her dad. 

“I’ve been sending as much love as I can, but there’s only so much I can do from a distance,” Austin told the outlet. “I want to be in the room with him right now and hold his hands, and just let him know that his family loves him, to push through, and this is too early for him to go.”

Austin said her father is “at the point where he can’t even talk,” and he’s become “so frustrated that he’s in this position that he doesn’t want to get on the phone.”

Check out her full Instagram post below about her father’s health crisis. 

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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 .. 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!

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“It’s like, ‘Oh my God, like, my family is falling apart,’ ” Austin told Page Six. “We’re here thinking we came to Arizona to get away from the craziness in New York and New Jersey, and I feel like we now swallowed it up in the spike that just happened here.”

In her IG post, she wrote to her to her 3 million followers:

“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.

Austin explained to Page Six that her dad began experiencing symptoms on Father’s Day that progressively got worse.

“To know that the most healthy person in this family is about to go on a ventilator, they’re talking about that, which is really hard because I’m pretty much the next of kin,” she said. “I have a really big family and they put it in my hands to make these decisions, so it’s been really hard to have to even talk about.”

She also stressed the importance of wearing a mask during.

” 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,” she wrote on IG. 

Ny MaGee
Ny MaGee is an entertainment reporter with over 15 years of experience working in the film industry in areas including production and post-production, marketing, distribution, and acquisitions. She has worked for legendary film producer Roger Corman, Quentin Tarantino's production team at Miramax, the late Larry Flynt, MTV/ VH1, Hallmark Channel, Paramount, Jim Henson Co., Parade Magazine, and various LA-based companies representing above-the-line talent.

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