Broadway Actor Nick Cordero Unconscious in ICU After Pneumonia Diagnosis, Family Fears COVID-19
By Stacy Lambe
Broadway actor Nick Cordero “needs your prayers,” his wife, Amanda Kloots, has revealed on Instagram.
Kloots shared that her husband is unconscious in the ICU after being diagnosed with pneumonia last week and she is now waiting for his COVID-19 test results.
“Nick has been sick for awhile with what we were told last week was pneumonia. Unfortunately we think he was misdiagnosed and we are waiting to hear if this is in fact COVID,” Kloots wrote on Wednesday, detailing Cordero’s deteriorating health. “He is scared, in the ICU and now unconscious so his body can get enough oxygen. We are all trying to stay positive and strong knowing that he is in the best care.”
The celebrity trainer also shared that she’s unable to stay by her husband’s side during this harrowing time. “I miss him terribly. I’m not allowed there to visit of course and can do nothing to help him,” she continued. “Nick is scared too, this has gone from bad to worse. He isn’t allowed to eat or drink, he is very weak and having a hard time breathing.”
She added, “My hubby is fighting like a champ but this is serious. Please stay home everybody.”
Kloots also shared that she and her 9-month-old son, Elvis, who is seen being held by Codero in the post’s accompanying photo, are both “feeling completely fine.”
Kloots then shared an update on her Instagram Story. "The doctor has told me that he is stable. That his oxygen levels are ok. That I need to prepare myself for the long haul because we are at the beginning of this," she wrote.
On Friday, Kloots shared a video about how her workouts are helping her cope with her husband's health issues.
"Since Nick got sick on March 20th, we isolated ourselves in the house and have stayed home. I have been on solo mom duty since, while trying to help Nick and keep my business going!" she wrote. "...I try to find any moments to myself but it’s impossible until he goes to bed. I cry every day, am frustrated every day, exhausted every day and lonely. BUT! I will only give into that to a point. I let myself feel it, complain about it and then I pull my leggings on and start jumping, skipping and smiling! A positive attitude is what I need right now. Exercise always makes me feel better even if I’m singing children’s songs at the same time! Our mind is a powerful thing and I like making lemonade everybody!"
Codero last appeared on the Broadway stage in the musical, A Bronx Tale The Musical, as Sonny in 2018 and as Earl in Waitress in 2016. His other credits include Bullets Over Broadway and Rock of Ages.
Kloots, meanwhile, was a Broadway dancer and a Radio City Rockette before becoming a trainer. She ended her Instagram post with a "heartfelt thanks to everyone who has been helping us so far,” calling them “all angels.”