Jason Collins is the first NBA Star who has outed themselves, it was in the year 2013. In mid-March, it was announced that Collins first symptoms of a coronavirus infection. Now the former Pro basketball player talks about his progression of the disease. And he has an urgent request to his fellow citizens.

It started at 11. March with violent headache. A few days later, a fever and a strong cough followed. As he felt also an oppressive feeling of tightness in the chest, the 41-Year-old in the emergency room test – the result was positive. But then there was good news: Both lungs were free.

Brooklyn Nets Center Jason Collins (l., in the case of a Battel against Jordan Hill of the Los Angeles Lakers in February 2014Foto: AP/dpa

the beginning of March, Collins is after the end of his professional career in 2014 as an LGBT activist, had attended a “Pride Night”game of the Brooklyn Nets in support of the queer Community. He is suspected to have infected.