Charles Trepany, USA TODAY
Published 11:37 p.m. ET June 5, 2020
“The Rock of Ages” star Nick Cordero spent more than a month in a medically induced coma over coronavirus complications.
Kloots said the 41-year-old Broadway star suffered a new lung infection last week, one in a series of health setbacks since he was admitted to Los Angeles’ Cedar-Sinai Hospital in late March for what was initially thought to be pneumonia. An initial coronavirus test came up negative, but a subsequent test was positive for COVID-19. He has since tested negative for the virus.
Over several weeks, Cordero has faced several serious complications while recovering from the virus, including a leg amputation and the insertion of a temporary pacemaker.
Kloots, a celebrity fitness trainer, took to her Instagram Story on Friday to relay that Cordero has undergone stem cell treatment with the goal of healing his lungs.
“We have started stem cell treatment for Nick, and that just finished,” she said. “We decided on this a couple of days ago, and the hospital got it movin’.”
She added that this treatment could be “really great” for Cordero, even though “there are absolutely no guarantees.”
“I’m just hoping that it can help him. Even if it helps one percent, right? Even if it just bridges us to the next level in healing for him. I’m super excited about it,” she said. “And I can’t wait to see if anything comes of it to help repair, strengthen Nick’s lungs and get him any better. So fingers crossed.”
Kloots has kept her more than 300,000 Instagram followers well-informed on Cordero’s latest highs and lows as she continues to look for the positives and share her husband’s music with their baby, Elvis, whose first birthday is next Wednesday.
“I’ve been told a couple times that he won’t make it. I’ve been told to say goodbye. I’ve been told it would take a miracle,” Kloots wrote in an Instagram post Wednesday. “Well, I have faith. Faith that is small as a mustard seed sometimes, but that is all you need sometimes. He’s still here and despite his odds gets slightly, slightly better every day.”
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Contributing: Hannah Yasharoff, Cydney Henderson
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