Broadway Star Nick Cordero to Have Leg Amputated Due to Coronavirus Complications

Broadway Star Nick Cordero to Have Leg Amputated Due to Coronavirus Complications

Yahoo Singapore·2020-04-19 05:18

Nick Cordero, who originated the role of Sonny in the 2016 Broadway production of A Bronx Tale: A Musical, is set to have his right leg amputated due to complications stemming from his ongoing battle with COVID-19, his wife Amanda Kloots said on Saturday.Cordero has been sedated and in the intensive care unit for 18 days while sick from the novel coronavirus. He was hospitalized late last month after showing symptoms of COVID-19.We got some difficult news yesterday. Basically, weve had difficulties in his right leg with clotting and getting blood down to his toes and it just isnt happening with surgery and everything, Kloots said in an Instagram story on Saturday. They had him on blood thinners for the clotting and unfortunately the blood thinners were causing some other issues blood pressure and some internal bleeding in his intestines so we took him off of blood thinners, but that again was going to cause some clotting in the right leg. So the right leg will be amputated today.Also Read:Dr. Phil Says He Used 'Bad Examples' Comparing Coronavirus to Smoking, Pool DeathsThe news comes days after Cordero had emergency surgery after doctors found a new infection in his lung.Kloots said in an April 11 Instagram story, according to People: He lost consciousness, he lost his pulse and they had to resuscitate him. It was very scary. They had a very hard time getting him back. The couple has a 10-month-old son together.Kloots has been giving regular updates on Nick Corderos situation and on Thursday indicated she was unsure if hell be able to walk again because of the blood flow issues.Cordero made his Broadway debut in 2012 in the long-running musical hit Rock of Ages before earning a Tony nomination in 2014 for the short-lived musical based on Woody Allens Bullets Over Broadway in the role of an arts-loving gangster played by Chazz Palminteri on film.Also Read:Dr Fauci Corrects Fox News' Laura Ingraham on 'Misleading' Coronavirus Claim (Video)After portraying an abusive husband in the Sara Bareilles-scored musical Waitress, Cordero took on another role originated by Chazz Palminteri on film, the hero of Palminteris A Bronx Tale: The Musical, which opened in 2016.In addition to his work on stage, Nick Cordero has had small roles in films like Zach Braffs 2017 comedy remake Going in Style and on shows like Blue Bloods and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.Read original story Broadway Star Nick Cordero to Have Leg Amputated Due to Coronavirus Complications At TheWrap

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