Tony-nominated Broadway actor Nick Cordero is “fighting for his life” in intensive care after testing positive for coronavirus, his wife, celebrity fitness trainer Amanda Kloots, posted on Instagram.
“My whole world has stopped,” Kloots wrote. “Please pray for my husband.”
Late Saturday night, Kloots shared the scary details in an Instagram Story: Cordero, 41, had a new infection in his lung that caused his fever to spike, his blood pressure to drop and his heart to beat irregularly.
“He lost consciousness, he lost his pulse and they had to resuscitate him. … They had a very hard time getting him back,” she said. Then “I got a phone call at 2:30 in the morning, they needed my consent to put him on dialysis to assist with his kidneys.”
“This afternoon, we got a phone call that things were really moving in the right direction and that his life was being saved, which was huge. And we all kind of celebrated for a minute until … they had to go into immediate surgery to save the blood flow to his leg.”
“He is struggling. Just every minute counts right now,” said Kloots, visibly choking up. “Please keep praying.”
USA TODAY has reached out to representatives for Cordero and Kloots for an update on his condition.
Canadian-born Cordero had been admitted to the hospital for what was initially thought to be pneumonia, Kloots wrote on Instagram on April 1. An initial coronavirus test came up negative.
She wrote at the time that Cordero had been placed in a medically induced coma to aid his breathing.
“I miss him terribly. I’m not allowed there to visit of course and can do nothing to help him. 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.”
A subsequent test ultimately turned up positive for COVID-19.
“He is fighting for his life right now,” Kloots wrote, adding that the couple’s young son, Elvis, needed him.
“Elvis and I are feeling completely fine,” she wrote. “My hubby is fighting like a champ but this is serious. Please stay home everybody.”
Cordero received a Tony nomination in 2014 for his role as Cheech in “Bullets Over Broadway.”
Contributing: Kim Willis, USA TODAY