In a heartbreaking update, Coco Austin says her father Steve Austin now has pneumonia in both lungs, and placing him on a ventilator may be necessary to take the pressure off his other organs.
According to Coco, her dad is “at the point where he can’t even talk” and is “so frustrated that he’s in this position that he doesn’t want to get on the phone.”
“It’s like, ‘Oh my God, like, my family is falling apart,’ ” Austin told Page Six.
She continued, “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.”
Obviously, she is hoping he will ‘pull through’ but says the situation is so dire it is “not looking good.”
“I’ve been sending as much love as I can, but there’s only so much I can do from a distance,” she told the outlet.
She continued, “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.”
‘Law & Order: SUV’ star Ice-T has been giving updates on his father-in-law’s condition and posted a photo of him wearing an oxygen mask with the caption, “For everyone asking on updates.. Coco’s father on his 3rd day in ICU.. Trying his best to avoid going on the ventilator… Thanks for all the love and support…??
Coco Austin hopes the situation with her father will help fans come to the realization that Coronavirus is REAL and “know that I didn’t feel like my family could be touched.”
She stressed to everyone reading the updates the importance of wearing a mask.
“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 told Page Six.
She continued, “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.”
For everyone asking on updates.. Coco’s father on his 3rd day in ICU.. Trying his best to avoid going on the ventilator.. Thanks for all the love and support..👊🏽🙏 @cocosworld #COVID pic.twitter.com/N0DcrSd87C
— ICE T (@FINALLEVEL) July 3, 2020