In a video shared on her Instagram Stories on Tuesday, Broadway star Nick Cordero’s wife, Amanda Kloots, announced that her husband is conscious. Cordero has spent more than a month in intensive care after coronavirus complications.
“I asked the doctor today, ‘Can we say he is awake?'” said Kloots. “He is awake,” said the doctor.
But, qualified Kloots, “Nick is so weak right now that even opening his eyes and closing his eyes takes all his energy.
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One of my favorite pictures of Nick from our honeymoon in Italy! We had some great news this morning. Nick is starting to follow commands and doing simple tracking!!!!! He is very weak so even just opening his eyes is a struggle, but it is happening. He is starting to wake up!! We are by no means out of the woods yet, there are still concerns with other things, but this news today on his mental status is a win!! #wakeupnick #youcandoit #coderocky
“He is extremely weak, so weak that he can’t close his mouth,” she shared on Instagram.
“But he is following commands which means his mental status is coming back,” said Kloots. But, she noted, “This is a long road, a very long road.”
Cordero was hospitalized in late March. He has endured a rollercoaster health battle. Several times he seemed to be on his way to recovery, only to have setbacks, including two mini strokes, having his leg amputated, getting a tracheostomy and having a temporary pacemaker installed.
Cordero starred in Rock of Ages and Waitress and earned a Tony nomination for Bullets Over Broadway.
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