Hannah Yasharoff, USA TODAY
Published 9:03 a.m. ET April 21, 2020
Nick Cordero’s wife, Amanda Kloots, said the Broadway actor had surgery to remove his right leg because of complications from coronavirus.
Broadway star Nick Cordero, who remains in a medically-induced coma after getting his right leg amputated over coronavirus complications, is on the mend, his wife said.
Amanda Kloots, who has been keeping her Instagram followers updated on her husband’s progress, said Monday that Cordero got another “great report” from his doctor.
“Things are just slightly looking better, little by little,” Kloots, a celebrity fitness trainer, said in a series of Instagram Story videos. “He’s getting better and better, medications are getting less and less and machines are going off. Little by little things are getting a little bit better. It’s been a much better 30 hours, so I feel a little more at peace. So some good news. The doctor just says we need him to wake up.”
The Tony-nominated actor had been admitted to the hospital for what was initially thought to be pneumonia, Kloots wrote on Instagram on April 1. An initial coronavirus test came up negative, though a subsequent one turned up positive for COVID-19.
“I miss him terribly,” she wrote at the time. “I’m not allowed there to visit of course and can do nothing to help him. Nick is scared too, this has gone from bad to worse. He isn’t allowed to eat or drink, he is very weak and having a hard time breathing… He is fighting for his life right now.”
Three weeks later, Kloots is optimistic about her husband’s recovery, enlisting the help of friends and followers to cheer him on.
Meanwhile, Kloots, who along with Cordero had been renovating their new home, is asking her followers for advice on making their house, which has been in the renovation process, “(Americans with Disabilities Act) comfortable.”
“When he’s ready to wake up, when he’s ready to make his grand entrance, he will,” Kloots added Monday. “I just think he’s doing it on Nick time.”
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Contributing: Curtis Tate, USA TODAY.
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