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HOUSTON, TX - FEBRUARY 05: Tom Brady Sr. looks on during Super Bowl 51 between the New England Patriots and the Atlanta Falcons at NRG Stadium on February 5, 2017 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Tom Brady Sr. opened up about his own battle with COVID-19 in a new interview on Mike Greenberg’s Greeny Show. The father of the Bucs quarterback revealed that he spent nearly three weeks in the hospital around the start of the season and missed the Bucs’ first two games.

Brady Sr. said his wife, Galynn, a breast cancer survivor, also battled COVID but didn’t need to be hospitalized.

“For the first two games when I was in the hospital, I didn’t even care if they were playing, much less missing the game,” Brady Sr. said. “It was a matter of life and death, just like anybody who goes to the hospital. That’s serious stuff.

Tom Brady Sr. and Galynn Brady both battled and beat COVID-19 early in the NFL season, Tom Sr. revealed in a new interview. (Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

Tom Brady Sr. and Galynn Brady both battled and beat COVID-19 early in the NFL season, Tom Sr. revealed in a new interview. (Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

“Tommy fought through it, and so now it’s in the rearview mirror.”

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Brady Sr. assured that he and Galynn are healthy and “everything is good” now. He’s also making headlines for describing Bill Belichick as a coach/GM on “a little bit of a hot seat” as the Patriots look to improve upon a 7-9 season. Meanwhile, his son is in the Super Bowl for the 10th time.

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