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Broadway Star Awakens From Coma After Losing Leg to Coronavirus

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Actor Nick Cordero in 2014. (Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for HBO)

By    |   Tuesday, 12 May 2020 08:37 PM EDT

Tony-nominated actor Nick Cordero awoke from a medically induced coma on Tuesday, several weeks after his right leg was amputated after he contracted COVID-19.

Cordero's wife, Amanda Kloots, made the announcement on her Instagram account with the couple's 11-month-old son, Elvis.

"Dada is awake, he is awake guys. I asked the doctor today, 'Can we say he's awake?' Kloots wrote. "He is awake. It's just that Nick is so weak right now that even opening his eyes, closing his eyes, takes out, like, all of his energy."

Kloots previously noted that Cordero was making progress by being able to follow doctor's commands.

In a post showing their last family photo together before Cordero went into the emergency room at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles on March 30 and was intubated on a ventilator on April 1, Kloots said the 41-year-old actor had no pre-existing conditions.

"We do not know how he got COVID-19 but he did," she said. "Since then has he has suffered an infection that caused his heart to stop, he needed resuscitation, he had two mini strokes, went on ECMO, went on dialysis, needed surgery to removal an ECMO cannula that was restricting blood flow to his leg, a faciatomy to relieve pressure on the leg, an amputation of his right leg, an MRI to further investigate brain damage, several bronchial sweeps to clear out his lungs, a septis infection causing septic shock, a fungus in his lungs, holes in his lungs, a tracheostomy, blood clots, low blood count and platelet levels, and a temporary pacemaker to assist his heart."

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The wife of actor Nick Cordero, Amanda Kloots, noted on Instagram that her husband was making progress having woken up from a medically induced coma on Tuesday. Cordero, she said, has been able to follow doctor's commands...
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Tuesday, 12 May 2020 08:37 PM
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