Broadway Actor Nick Cordero Likely To Need Double Lung Transplant, Says Wife Amanda Kloots

Amanda Kloots on CBS This Morning
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Amanda Kloots, the wife of Broadway actor Nick Cordero, told CBS This Morning today that her husband will likely need a double lung transplant in his long recovery from COVID-19.

“We think that that is most likely the possibility,” Kloots told host Gayle King. “A 99% chance that he would be needing that in order to live the kind of life that I know my husband would want to live.” Kloots, a Los Angeles fitness instructor, added that “a lot of things would have to line up in order for Nick to be a candidate” for the transplants.

Watch video of the segment below.

Cordero recently passed the 90-day mark of his hospitalization at Los Angeles’ Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Though no longer in a coma, Cordero, who underwent a leg amputation during his stay, remains largely immobile, communicating only through eye movements, Kloots has said.

Kloots has built a large social media following with her frequent updates on her husband’s condition.

“Well, luckily, I have amazing support right now,” Kloots told King. “I’m living with my family and, you know, I came home the other day really feeling, you know, just kind of exhausted and sad. And I let it out. I screamed and I cried in front of my parents. … You have to have those days. You have to break down. That’s only natural. You know, I am a strong person, but even strong people break. And that’s okay. You have to break down so that you can build yourself up again.”

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