Broadway Star Has Leg Amputation Due To Coronavirus Complications


Tony Award nominated actor Nick Cordero has had his right leg amputated due to coronavirus complications.

His wife, Amanda Kloots, shared the sad news on Saturday via social media. The virus caused poor circulation in his leg, but blood thinner treatments had to be stopped because of internal bleeding.

Cordero had a severe case of COVID-19 and entered the intensive care unit at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles on March 31 and has been on a ventilator and unconscious ever since.

Kloots has been sending him daily videos of her and their 10-month-old son, Elvis, so he could see them when he woke up. Cordero played a mob soldier with a flair for the dramatic in 2014 in Broadway’s Woody Allen 1994 film adaptation of “Bullets Over Broadway," That’s what earned him the Tony nod.

He moved to Los Angeles to star in “Rock of Ages.”

Source: ABC News