‘Law & Order: SVU’ Star Ice-T Says 5 of His Friends Are Battling COVID

by Allison Hambrick

Law & Order: SVU actor Ice-T warned fans to continue staying safe and healthy in the midst of recent surges in Covid-19 cases.

“FYI: I’ve got 5 friends fighting Covid right now… 2 in the hospital,” the SVU star tweeted. “I know it’s been a long run…… But it’s NOT gone. Stay safe people.”

Ice-T’s tweet was shared amid the recent surge of Covid-19 cases nationwide. Many of these are due to the omicron variant as well as the delta variant. According to the CDC, 73.2 percent of new coronavirus cases between Dec. 12 to Dec. 18 were omicron. Also, 26.6 percent of cases were delta. Prior to that week, the former only made up twelve percent of cases. Additionally, the numbers for omicron are reportedly higher in metropolitan areas including New York.

The actor previously shared that his father-in-law battled Covid-19 last year. The former rapper tweeted: “My father-in-law ‘Coco’s dad’ was a serious ‘No Masker’ COVID hit him. Pneumonia in both lungs.. 40 days in ICU close to death.. Now he’s on Oxygen indefinitely. Ohhh he’s a Believer now.. #COVIDisNotAGame”

To the SVU star, Covid-19 is personal. Ice-T made numerous public appearances in support of taking the pandemic seriously, and the actor frequently posts warnings for his fans. These warnings aren’t only about covid-19, however.

Law & Order: SVU Star’s Warnings About Friendship

SVU star Ice-T often dispenses his wisdom on his social media feeds–primarily Instagram and Twitter. Earlier this month, he shared his take on friendships

“You can f— your whole life up by having close friends who have no goals and aspirations in life,” the actor tweeted. Fans took the message well, many agreeing that the wrong friends can weigh you down.

Additionally, Ice-T took that to another level earlier this year. In a video, he explained how to be smart in the face of trouble: “You know, there’s a reason I’m still around here. I used to break four, five, six felonies a day, and I’m still here. So these dumb [expletive] out here doing stupid shit—they’re not even getting money for it. They’re just doing dumb shit. Go to jail for some dumb shit, they treat you like that when you get there too. You need to be going in there like ‘yeah, I was racketeering. I was making some power moves.’”

Unsurprisingly, the SVU star drew on his past experiences to tell his fans how to avoid making dumb mistakes.

“Smart people learn from others’ experiences,” Ice-T continued. “So when someone’s giving you some game like you’re giving him, you gotta take it. If you tell me ‘Ice don’t go on that side of town, they’re shooting,’ I’m going to be like ‘I ain’t going to go over there. My man told me they’re shooting.’ I ain’t going to be like ‘Ellis don’t know.’ You gotta listen to warnings.”