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Tyrese calls for prayers as his mother is in a coma suffering from COVID-19 and pneumonia


Tyrese and mother Priscilla Murray in 2003; Maury Phillips/WireImage

Tyrese is calling on his fans to pray for his mother, whom he says was placed in an induced coma after being hospitalized with pneumonia and COVID-19.

The Fast & Furious franchise star posted several Instagram updates Sunday as he held vigil at the hospital hoping his mom, Priscilla Murray, will recover. He explained that he was on a film set when he got “the worst phone call I’ve ever gotten.” He added, “I need prayers, the most sincere prayers from you prayer warriors.”

In a 15-minute video shared Sunday night, the actor/singer gave fans an extended update from inside the hospital.

“My mom is here, she’s on six or seven different things that’s got her relaxed and calm,” the 43-year-old entertainer said. “What I wanna 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. We’ve had our share of issues over the years but as I sit here I’m thanking God for every breath.”

He also urged those offering him support to reach out to any family members they may have had issues with in the past. “Just forgive them. … Nobody is perfect,” Tyrese said. He also filmed himself speaking to his mother as he informed her of the support she’s receiving.

“People around the world are praying for you, Mom,” he said. “Thank you for everything you’ve ever done for me, Mom. I love you. Where would I be without you, Mom? I love you. Just keep fighting. … I am strong because of you. I know Jesus because of you.”

Several stars responded with words of compassion, including Jermaine Dupri and D.L. Hughley. Busta Rhymes commented, “The Queen will Prevail.”

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