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Nick Cordero's Wife: This Is 'Not How His Story Ends'

Broadway actor stricken with coronavirus needs prayers, Amanda Kloots says
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted May 21, 2020 12:11 AM CDT
Updated May 21, 2020 4:00 AM CDT

(Newser) – Little more than a week ago, Amanda Kloots was joyfully sharing that her husband, Broadway star Nick Cordero, had come out of his coma as he continued to battle COVID-19 complications. But on Wednesday, a tearful Kloots took to Instagram to ask for "mega prayers" for Cordero, whose condition has taken a turn. In an Instagram story cited by USA Today and People, Kloots shared that "unfortunately, things are going a little downhill at the moment." She said her husband, 41, had a "bad morning." She didn't detail what was going on, but on Tuesday night, she had shared with followers that after a "rocky night" with his oxygen levels dropping, doctors performed a lung scraping procedure to clear infection from his left lung.

She had previously shared that his right lung was clear; his left lung has continued to be problematic, though on Monday she said doctors were pulling "less secretions" from it. Cordero remains on a ventilator due to the lung infection, which "is leftover from when he went into septic shock the last time," Kloots has said. On Wednesday, an emotional Kloots continued, "I know that this virus is not gonna get him down. That's not how his story ends. So, just keep us in your thoughts and prayers today. " Cordero, who was initially hospitalized in late March, has battled a host of complications including an amputated leg due to blood clots, mini-strokes, and the need for a temporary pacemaker and kidney dialysis. (Read more coronavirus stories.)

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