Broadway actor Nick Cordero lost his right leg to COVID-19, and much more must happen before he can get back to where he was physically located.
His wife, actor Amanda Kloots, told “CBS This Morning” on Thursday that while Cordero no longer has coronavirus and is no longer in a coma, the long-term prognosis suggests that he might need a double lung transplant.
“We think that’s probably the opportunity,” Kloots said. “99% chance he would need it to live the kind of life I know my husband would want to live. … It’s a long way away and many things need to get in line for Nick to become a candidate for it. “
Broadway star Nick Cordero is still fighting for his life after being diagnosed with COVID-19. He is still critically ill, although he is now COVID negative and no longer in a coma.@GayleKing talked to Amanda Kloots about her husband’s condition and why she sticks to hope. pic.twitter.com/r1yhBuKpua
– CBS This Morning (@CBSThisMorning) July 2, 2020
Cordero, who was nominated for a Tony Award in 2014 for his performance in “Bullets Over Broadway”, received the corona virus in early April. His right leg had to be removed a few weeks later due to coagulation problems.
Although she meets him daily, Kloots admitted that she had to adjust her behavior.
“You know, I just want to jump in his bed and hug him and take him and squeeze him,” she told “CBS This Morning.” “But you know, you have to be very careful about everything that happens, so I grab his hand … and I wait for the day he holds my hand back.”
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