Conor McGregor revealed on Friday that he was left heartbroken after receiving the news of his aunt’s demise due to coronavirus — the global pandemic that has already claimed the lives of more than 5000 people worldwide.
The 31-year-old UFC star took to Instagram to pay an emotional tribute to his ‘loving auntie’, Anne Moore, after receiving the gut-wrenching news out of the blue.
“I was to announce to the world my @properwhiskey donation to @tunneltotowers. A great day! A proud day, I brought my family with me to the studio, ” the post began.
“Sitting in the chair about to beam live to all the U.S morning talk shows, I get a phone call telling me that my lovely little auntie Anne had passed away. I couldn’t go live anymore.”
Expressing his sadness and frustration about the fatal disease, the Irishman continued, “My poor little friendly loving auntie. My mother’s sister. This stupid f*****g virus. What the f**k is happening.”
“Stay tight people! We are all we got. Rest in Peace Anne Moore I love you.”
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Ireland you amazing, amazing country. I believe we have this virus contained. And through this containment, we actually may have gone and contained them all. The good habits we will have now gained from this wild covid-19 attack will see us too strong in future. Hand hygiene. Touching of own face hygiene. Consistent thorough cleaning of handled areas hygiene. What we should really be all doing anyway. I have always been on with my hand hygiene. But not enough. If I think of all the people approaching to shake hands and what not. I often get people say to me please I don’t want a picture, just let me shake your hand. And I’m like yes friend thank you. As it’s more efficient than taking a full picture. But it’s too careless. And too frequent. Touching my own hand to my face as well. Too unaware of the frequency I’d do it. Until now. I’d train my ass off, to the point of low immunity. It’s inevitable with the intensity of the training. The immune system will be tested. I would float around in this manner, and always end up catching little colds and flus. I feel bullet proof right now though! I’m switched on like a motherfucker now. Stay vigilant on our personal hygiene people. And our personal space. God speed to us all ❤️ We are not there yet but we are well on our way. On our way in a big way! To the people of the world. We will do this! We are doing this! It’s done. We did it. Congratulations! Oh And it’s summer time now too. Wow! Oh and Who am I fighting. … These photos are from a few days ago at a studio in Dublin’s City centre. I was to announce to the world my @properwhiskey donation to @Tunnel2Towers. A great day! A proud day, I brought my family with me to the studio. Sitting in the chair about to beam live to all the U.S morning talk shows, I get a phone call telling me that my lovely little auntie Anne had passed away. I couldn’t go live anymore. My poor little friendly loving auntie. My mother’s sister. This stupid fucking virus. What the fuck is happening. I took my family to bull island. Looked out at the sea. Took a deep breath. Thank fuck! Lord thank you 🙏 Stay tight people! We are all we got ❤️ Rest in Peace Anne Moore I love you
There have been 90 confirmed cases in the Republic of Ireland, with two deaths recorded. Addressing the issue, McGregor wrote, “The good habits we will have now gained from this wild COVID-19 attack will see us too strong in future.”
“Hand hygiene. Touching of own face hygiene. Consistent thorough cleaning of handled areas hygiene.”
Prime Minister Leo Varadkar earlier this week had announced that all schools, colleges, and nurseries will be closed. Under emergency measures, teaching will be completed online and museums, galleries, and other tourist destinations will also close as a result of the action.
The UK has yet to announce similar preventive measures despite the infection rate soaring with each day, as the current infected number stands around 800 with 11 fatalities in total.
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