Conor McGregor tried his best to spread a message of hope but lashed out against the Coronavirus after it claimed the life of his aunt.
The MMA legend penned an emotional statement after he learned the COVID-19 virus took the life of Anne Moore, his mother’s sister. The star shared his thoughts about the pandemic and said he is taking steps to keep his family safe. McGregor said that the photos were posted a few days ago and what was supposed to be a joyous occasion turned into a nightmare when he learned the news about his aunt.
“These photos are from a few days ago at a studio in Dublin’s City centre,” Conor wrote on Instagram. “I was to announce to the world my @properwhiskey donation to @Tunnel2Towers. A great day! A proud day, I brought my family with me to the studio. Sitting in the chair about to beam live to all the U.S morning talk shows, I get a phone call telling me that my lovely little auntie Anne had passed away. I couldn’t go live anymore. My poor little friendly loving auntie. My mother’s sister. This stupid fucking virus. What the fuck is happening. I took my family to bull island. Looked out at the sea. Took a deep breath. Thank fuck! Lord thank you ?.”
McGregor was obviously frustrated with the toll that the virus had on his family but he stated that he believes things will get better soon in his home country of Ireland.
“Ireland you amazing, amazing country. I believe we have this virus contained,” Conor said. “And through this containment, we actually may have gone and contained them all.
The good habits we will have now gained from this wild covid-19 attack will see us too strong in future. Hand hygiene. Touching of own face hygiene. Consistent thorough cleaning of handled areas hygiene. What we should really be all doing anyway.”
The martial artist detailed the tough position he is in as a celebrity and an Irish icon when it comes to shaking hands with lots of people.
“I have always been on with my hand hygiene. But not enough. If I think of all the people approaching to shake hands and what not. I often get people say to me please I don’t want a picture, just let me shake your hand. And I’m like yes friend thank you. As it’s more efficient than taking a full picture. But it’s too careless. And too frequent. Touching my own hand to my face as well. Too unaware of the frequency I’d do it. Until now.”
As mentioned above, the fighter took his family to Bull Island off the coast of Dublin as the world waits for the Coronavirus situation to play out. He explained that his training can sometimes leave him with a weakened immune system so he is looking out for his health.
“I’d train my ass off, to the point of low immunity. It’s inevitable with the intensity of the training. The immune system will be tested. I would float around in this manner, and always end up catching little colds and flus. I feel bullet proof right now though! I’m switched on like a motherf**ker now.
Stay vigilant on our personal hygiene people. And our personal space.
God speed to us all ❤️,” McGregor wrote.
“We are not there yet but we are well on our way. On our way in a big way! To the people of the world. We will do this! We are doing this! It’s done. We did it. Congratulations! Oh And it’s summer time now too. Wow! Oh and Who am I fighting.”