Broadway actor Nick Cordero has faced another health concern due to his battle against COVID-19, the illness caused by the novel coronavirus. His health going “downhill,” according to his wife Amanda Kloots.
On Wednesday, Kloots took to Instagram to update fans on her husband’s condition. In a live video, she said, “Nick has had a bad morning. Unfortunately, things are going a little downhill at the moment. So, I am asking, again, for all the prayers. Mega prayers.”
Cordero has battled a series of complications associated with COVID-19 since he was hospitalized in March. He spent weeks on a ventilator and even had to get his leg amputated after having issues with blood clotting.
Kloots said she knows “this virus is not going to get him down.”
“Please cheer and please pray for Nick today, and I know that this virus is not going to get him down,” Kloots said tearfully. “It’s not how his story ends, so just keep us in your thoughts and prayers today.”
Earlier this week, Kloots excitedly shared that he had experienced a “small win” in his recovery. However, his health got worse Wednesday.
Cordero was placed in a medically-induced coma but he regained consciousness weeks later, Kloots announced on another Instagram live earlier this month. She said at the time, “He is awake. … We did it.” However, she said Cordero is still fighting a lingering lung infection.
In 2014, Cordero was nominated for a Tony Award for his role in “Bullets Over Broadway.” He’s also appeared in “Blue Bloods,” “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit,” and “Lilyhammer.”
Earlier, Kloots said Cordero had no pre-existing medical conditions before he tested positive for COVID-19, and has always been in good health.
Since the COVID-19 diagnosis, Cordero is continuing to battle complications from it, which include septic shock, mini-strokes, and a leg amputation. Kloots has used Instagram to constantly update fans on her husband’s condition. She also posted videos from several supporters dancing in Cordero’s honor following her live Instagram video.