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Nick Cordero: Broadway star wakes up after COVID-19 put him in weeks-long coma

Nick Cordero: Broadway star wakes up after COVID-19 put him in weeks-long coma
Posted at 9:59 AM, May 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-13 11:01:50-04

NEW YORK — The wife of Tony Award-nominated actor Nick Cordero says the Broadway star is awake after being in a coma since late March from COVID-19 complications.

Cordero's wife, Amanda Kloots, announced the good news Tuesday on her Instagram story , while holding the couple's son Elvis.

"He is awake, guys! We did it!" she said.

Kloots said Cordero's doctor gave her the okay to announce the news, adding "Nick is so weak right now that even opening his eyes, closing his eyes, takes all of his energy. But he is awake."

The positive update comes nearly a month after Cordero's leg had to be amputated in April while he was hospitalized for coronavirus complications.

Cordero had been treated with blood thinners to help with clotting in his leg, but his doctors had to stop the treatment because it was causing internal bleeding.

Cordero entered the intensive care unit at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles on March 31 and has been on a ventilator and unconscious.

The actor is known for roles on Broadway in shows such as "Bullets Over Broadway," "Waitress" and "A Bronx Tale."

This story was originally published by Mark Sundstrom on WPIX in New York.