Actress Abigail Breslin took to social media to deliver the heartbreaking news that her , Michael, has been hospitalized after contracting COVID-19.  

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“Hi guys. Unfortunately, this post isn’t one I ever thought I would have to make,” the 24-year-old actress wrote on Instagram. “I’m asking for prayers and positivity sent this way for my daddy, Michael who tested positive for COVID-19 and this morning had to be placed on a .” 

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Fans and famous friends rallied around the young actress and showered her with love and support during this difficult time. Will & Grace star Debra Messing commented, “Oh Abbie! I am praying for him and for all of you. I can’t imagine how scary it is and painful not being able to visit him. I’m sending you and him all love and healing.❤️,” while a fan offered her some words of hope, saying: “My dad was put on the ventilator for a month and he’s back home now! We will keep him in our prayers 🙏❤️.” 

The My Sister’s Keeper star followed up her statement with a tweet detailing the harrowing experience of dealing with the novel virus. “All I can say is this: COVID is never more real until you’ve experienced it firsthand or through a loved one,” she wrote. “It’s unpredictable and relentless. My dad has been incredibly careful and hasn’t left home since it began except for doctors appointments. Plz be safe. PLEASE.”