Nick Cordero: Broadway star has leg amputated due to coronavirus complications

‘Waitress’ actor has been hospitalised since 31 March, with his wife regularly keeping friends and followers updated on his health

Adam White
Sunday 19 April 2020 09:59
Comments
Nick Cordero's wife Amanda Kloots says he may never walk again

Broadway star Nick Cordero had his leg amputated after suffering complications from coronavirus, his wife has confirmed.

On Saturday (18 April), Cordero’s wife Amanda Kloots explained on her Instagram Story that she and her husband had received “difficult news”.

She said that blood thinners doctors were using to help clotting in Cordero’s leg had sparked internal bleeding in his intestines.

“We took him off blood thinners but that again was going to cause some clotting in the right leg, so the right leg will be amputated today,” Kloots said.

Kloots, who has a 10-month-old son with the actor, has been keeping her followers regularly updated on Cordero’s health since he was hospitalised in Los Angeles on 31 March.

On Saturday night, Kloots confirmed on Instagram Stories her husband underwent the amputation and “made it through”.

“He made it through the surgery, which is really big,” Kloots said. “They’re taking him back to the room to recover and rest for the rest of the night, so hopefully he’ll just kind of relax and rest.”

The Tony-nominated actor, who is best known for his work in Broadway productions of Waitress and Bullets Over Broadway, was initially diagnosed with pneumonia, before testing positive for coronavirus.

While being treated in intensive care for a lung infection and fever, which caused a dangerous drop in blood pressure, he was placed on life support. He has remained unconscious in recovery since.

On Thursday (16 April), Kloots said on Instagram: “I’m exhausted and so tired, and we are doing our best over here to hold down the fort.”

A number of Cordero’s friends have used social media to express their love for the actor, sharing videos alongside the hashtag #WakeUpNick.

Register for free to continue reading

Registration is a free and easy way to support our truly independent journalism

By registering, you will also enjoy limited access to Premium articles, exclusive newsletters, commenting, and virtual events with our leading journalists

Please enter a valid email
Please enter a valid email
Must be at least 6 characters, include an upper and lower case character and a number
Must be at least 6 characters, include an upper and lower case character and a number
Must be at least 6 characters, include an upper and lower case character and a number
Please enter your first name
Special characters aren’t allowed
Please enter a name between 1 and 40 characters
Please enter your last name
Special characters aren’t allowed
Please enter a name between 1 and 40 characters
You must be over 18 years old to register
You must be over 18 years old to register
Opt-out-policy
You can opt-out at any time by signing in to your account to manage your preferences. Each email has a link to unsubscribe.

By clicking ‘Create my account’ you confirm that your data has been entered correctly and you have read and agree to our Terms of use, Cookie policy and Privacy notice.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy policy and Terms of service apply.

Already have an account? sign in

By clicking ‘Register’ you confirm that your data has been entered correctly and you have read and agree to our Terms of use, Cookie policy and Privacy notice.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy policy and Terms of service apply.

Register for free to continue reading

Registration is a free and easy way to support our truly independent journalism

By registering, you will also enjoy limited access to Premium articles, exclusive newsletters, commenting, and virtual events with our leading journalists

Already have an account? sign in

By clicking ‘Register’ you confirm that your data has been entered correctly and you have read and agree to our Terms of use, Cookie policy and Privacy notice.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy policy and Terms of service apply.

Join our new commenting forum

Join thought-provoking conversations, follow other Independent readers and see their replies

Comments

Thank you for registering

Please refresh the page or navigate to another page on the site to be automatically logged inPlease refresh your browser to be logged in