WATCH: Emotional Karl-Anthony Towns opens up about losing his mother to COVID-19

In a video that premiered on his channel Monday night, Karl-Anthony Towns for the first time discussed in detail with interviewer Natalie Manuel Lee the struggle he and his family went through as he watched his mom die of COVID-19 on April 13.

Karl Towns - photo by Walter Cornett

After Jacqueline’s stroke, Towns said he had to make the decision eventually to remove her from life support.

“It just got to a point where it was harming her,” Towns said as he fought back tears. “I gave her all the time, and I made the hardest decision you can make. I called my sister, I told her the decision I made was. You’ve got to live with that. I made that decision.”

What followed after that was phone calls to other family members to let them know the news. Among the hardest for Towns to make was to his grandmother.

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