NEW YORK (77 WABC) — The road to recovery is on for Broadway actor Nick Cordero, who spent weeks unconscious from COVID-19. But his wife announced, “He is awake.” Amanda Kloots posted on her Instagram page Tuesday. “We did it.”
Kloots told GMA, “That was just the best news you could hear.”
Kloots said Cordero’s COVID-19 experience led to many days on a ventilator and his leg being amputated.
Although she is delighted for the important step, Kloots acknowledged there’s a long road ahead.
“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.”
He has been hospitalized since March in Los Angeles.
“However, we did learn that due to COVID Nick’s lungs are severely damaged,” she posted. “To look almost like he’s been a smoker for 50 years they said. They are that damaged.”
The 41-year-old Cordero was nominated for Tony Award in 2014 for his role in “Bullets over Broadway.”
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