Nick Cordero, the Tony Award nominee, was born out of the medical coma for weeks following the amputation by doctors of his leg in coronavirus treatment, his wife announced on Tuesday. At the time she kept her and Elvi, the 10-month-old son of Cordero, Amanda Kloots announced her Instagram post.
He’s sober, Dada’s awake. Today I asked the physician, “We can tell that he is awake? “He’s alive,” Kloots said. Nick is actually so weak that just opening his eyes, shutting his eyes, he takes away all his strength, like that.
In a 2014 Broadway version of Woody Allen’s 1994 movie “Bullets Over Broadway” the 41-year-old actor portrayed a Mob Soldier with the style of the film, for which he was awarded a Tony as the best actor in a movie. He has also appeared in “Rock of Ages” and “A Bronx Tale.”
In a few episodes “Blue Bloods” and “Law & Order: Unit for special victims,” Cordero also appeared on a smaller screen and was involved in the movie “Coming into style” “Lilyhammer” He played a part in this film.
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Our last family photo before Nick got sick. What this man has gone through! Nick is 41 years old. He had no pre-existing health conditions. We do not know how he got COVID-19 but he did. He went to the ER on March 30th and intubated on a ventilator on April 1. Since then has he has suffered an infection that caused his heart to stop, he needed resuscitation, he had two mini strokes, went on ECMO, went on dialysis, needed surgery to removal an ECMO cannula that was restricting blood flow to his leg, a faciatomy to relieve pressure on the leg, an amputation of his right leg, an MRI to further investigate brain damage, several bronchial sweeps to clear out his lungs, a septis infection causing septic shock, a fungus in his lungs, holes in his lungs, a tracheostomy, blood clots, low blood count and platelet levels, and a temporary pacemaker to assist his heart. He has spent 38 days now in the ICU. This disease does not only effect old people. This is real. A perfectly healthy 41 year old man! Bring awareness to his story. STAY HOME! FOLLOW GUIDELINES! This journey with Nick has been the hardest thing we’ve ever had to go through. I ask God for a miracle and my Dad reminded me that God is answering my prayer everyday because he is still with us! Nick is a fighter and has not given up. His doctors and nurses have been truly incredible. Thank you @cedarssinai ❤️ We will get our CODE ROCKY! #wakeupnick
To assist his medical expenses, a GoFundMe was created. As of May 13, more than $516,000 was raised, exceeding the $480,000 objective. The virus has infected other Broadway vets including actor Danny Burstein, actor Brian Stokes Mitchell, actor Gavin Creel, actor Laura Tveit, composer David Bryan, and others. The playwright Tony McNally and the actor Mark Blum have taken his life.
While Kloots tells that they still have a long way ahead, the day her husband leaves the hospital and is coming home, she is remaining positive and envisioning. I absolutely can not wait to be together with him. I love him like crazy and Elvis missed him like crazy, “she said, adding.” I won’t let him quit my side. “We can’t ask him to go anywhere.”