Tyrese Gibson Says His Mom Is In a Coma With COVID And Pneumonia
Actor Tyrese Gibson is calling on his prayer warriors to cover his mother who is in a coma with COVID and pneumonia.
Heading to his Instagram on Saturday (Feb. 5), the Fast & Furious actor shared that he received a call while filming on set for an undisclosed project that his mom, Priscilla Murray, was fighting for her life in an intensive care unit.
The 43-year-old explained that his mother’s illness has been an uphill battle for a week before he invited his fans into his personal life. However, he said that the reason for posting was to ask for everyone to surround his mom with prayers.
RELATED: As If COVID Wasn’t Enough, Now We’re Dealing With ‘Flurona,’ As Testing Centers Detect First Cases
“I need prayers, the most sincere prayers from you prayer warriors…. Hold on mother[,] I’m there by your side in a few days… God is able to do things, he’s pulled you OUT of a coma before… Oh God I seen the light[,] things have been going so well… Now this…,” he captioned his IG post in part.
Adding: “I feel helpless and need my prayer warriors to cover my mother. Please, please keep her father God she’s got so much more to do... Amen… I’m her Baby Boy[.] I don’t know if I will be able to handle this one.”
In a few follow-up posts on Monday (Feb. 7), Gibson shared a photo that he had arrived outside his mother’s hospital room and thanked his fans for their “outpouring prayers[,] love and energy.”
He also uploaded a 15-minute video to give his 15.2 million followers updates on Murray’s health status.
“If I can ask you for prayer I can also give you some good news about these blessings in progress… If you don't know you will know after you see this Jesus is real!!! 6 mask got my ears screaming…,” he captioned the post.
“She is in what’s called an induced coma. They had to put her in a coma, just to make sure she was relaxed, while they are giving her all these medicines to help fight pneumonia and COVID.” he explains in the video. “As I am sitting here, what I want to tell you guys is that the Lord Jesus Christ is responsible for every breath that I see entering into my mom[’]s body right now.”
It’s unclear when Murray first contracted the coronavirus.