Karl-Anthony Towns has an important message to share with all his fans out there, please take the coronavirus pandemic seriously.

He’s learned the hard way as his mother, Jacqueline Cruz, is currently in a medically induced coma after testing positive for coronavirus.

Towns played one season for Kentucky during the 2014-15 season when he was named Second Team All-American as well as SEC Freshman of the Year by both the league’s coaches and the AP after averaging 10.3 points per game and 6.7 rebounds per game. He also had a team-high 88 blocks.

Following his lone season in Lexington, Towns went on to become the No. 1 overall selection in the 2015 NBA Draft by the Minnesota Timberwolves. He’s developed into the star of the franchise and has appeared in 358 games, all starts, during his five seasons in the league.

He also has a career NBA average of 22.7 points and 11.8 rebounds per contest.

Towns posted the following emotional video sharing his family’s story during this challenging time, imploring everyone to be safe and use caution following the coronavirus outbreak.