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Karl Malone’s Son Shares Update On Health Of Utah Jazz Legend’s Wife

Former basketball player Karl Malone and family arrive at the Keep Memory Alive foundation's "Power of Love Gala" celebrating Muhammad Ali's 70th birthday at the MGM Grand Garden Arena February 18, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The event benefits the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health and the Muhammad Ali Center. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images for Keep Memory Alive)

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – KJ Malone, the son of Utah Jazz legend Karl Malone, shared an update on the health of his mother, Kay Malone.

On February 23, KJ Malone tweeted, “Pray for my momma.”

“We did almost lose her”

Two days later, the Jazzman’s son provided an update on his mother’s wellbeing.

“My mom wanted me to let everyone know that she is doing amazing,” Malone wrote, “She wanted me to tell everyone what happened, she had two kidney stones that got stuck and it caused her to go into kidney failure, it then caused an infection that spread to her blood stream and she went into septic shock. It was honestly really bad, and we did almost lose her. But God is so good and she is doing so much better and is on her road to recovery. She is talking, walking and making jokes again! She still has a way to go but she’s doing so well! Thank you so much for all the prayers and kind words. We will keep you all updated. She says she’s thankful for all the prayers and love!”

An all-time great in the NBA, Karl Malone played for the Jazz from 1985-2003.

Karl and Kay have been married since 1990.