After weeks of being unconscious during his battle with Covid-19, Broadway actor Nick Cordero is awake his wife announced Tuesday.
Cordero’s wife, Amanda Kloots, announced the good news just a day after sharing that the Tony-nominated actor was making progress by following doctor’s commands.
According to his wife, Cordero spent some time on a ventilator, has battled multiple Covid-19 complications and last month had to have his leg amputated.
Cordero, 41, who has starred in various Broadway hits, including “Waitress” and “Bullets Over Broadway,” has been sedated in the intensive care unit of Cedars-Sinai hospital in Los Angeles since April 1.
Holding couple’s 10-month-old son Elvis, Kloots said on her Instagram story last night that, “He is awake. … We did it.” She added that he is still very weak from the medical issues he has faced, but that he is responsive and is following commands.
“Even closing his eyes, takes it out of him. 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,” she said. “But he’s a true superhero.”
She added that “everything is looking good,” but he still has a long road ahead of him to completely recover. He had first started showing signs of waking up on Mother’s Day, she said.
“It’s a very long road still… but we are in the beginning of recovery and him waking up,” she posted. “…What a miracle.”
The Tony Award-nominated star, 41, was initially diagnosed with pneumonia, before testing positive for Coronavirus in March. The following month, Nick Cordero had his right leg amputated following complications with the deadly virus.