Nick Cordero: Broadway star awake from coma amid coronavirus battle, says wife Amanda Kloots

Actor had his leg amputated after suffering a number of complications since being admitted to hospital with pneumonia

Roisin O'Connor
Wednesday 13 May 2020 07:32
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Amanda Kloots, the wife of Broadway star Nick Cordero, has revealed that the Tony Award-winner has woken from his coma.

In a post on Instagram showing her holding their 10-month-old son, Elvis, Kloots said her husband is still very weak from his ordeal but is responsive and following commands.

“Even closing his eyes, takes it out of him,” she said. “They're waiting for him to regain strength, of course, time and recovery will help with that and then eventually PT will help him get stronger. But he's a true superhero.”

She added that “everything is looking good” but said it will take a long time before Cordero has fully recovered. He apparently showed early signs of waking up on Mother’s Day.

Cordero was admitted to hospital on 30 March after being diagnosed with pneumonia. He later tested positive for coronavirus and was intubated on 1 April.

The actor then faced a number of complications, including septic shock and two “mini strokes”. After being fitted with a temporary pacemaker, he suffered from blood clotting which meant his right leg had to be amputated.

Kloots has posted daily updates about her husband’s progress since he was first taken to hospital.

A frequent message in those posts has been a warning to anyone who doubts how deadly Covid-19 is to healthy young adults.

“This disease does not only effect old people. This is real. A perfectly healthy 41-year-old man!” she said. “STAY HOME! FOLLOW GUIDELINES!”

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