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Broadway Star Nick Cordero Faces Leg Amputation Due to Coronavirus

Published Mon Apr 20 2020 By Eden
Broadway Star Nick Cordero Faces Leg Amputation Due to Coronavirus

Broadway star Nick Cordero is to have his leg amputated after coronavirus complications.

Tony Award-nominated actor Nick Cordero, best known for playing tough guys in Broadway, will have his right leg amputated after suffering COVID-19 complications.

Cordero's wife, Amanda Koots, took to Instagram, where she revealed her husband was treated with blood thinners to help with clotting in his leg. However, doctors had to stop the treatment after it began to cause internal bleeding.

Koots said, "We took him off blood thinners, but that again was going to cause some clotting in the right leg, so the right leg will be amputated today."

Cordero was admitted to ICU at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, United States, on 31st March upon testing positive for COVID-19. He was on a ventilator and remained unconscious ever since.

Cordero's wife sends him daily videos together with their newborn son, Elvis, so he gets to watch them when he wakes up. Moreover, she's been urging friends and fans to join her in a daily sing-a-long.

The actor was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Musical for his performance as a mob soldier in the Broadway adaptation of Woody Allen's 1994 black comedy crime film.

Cordero played the menacing role of husband Earl in Broadway's 'Waitress' alongside Jessie Mueller, who plays his estranged wife. In addition, Nick portrayed the character of Sonny in Chazz Palminteri's 'A Bronx Tale.'

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When it comes to his television credits, the actor featured on 'Blue Bloods' (2017-18), 'Law & Order: Special Victims Unit' (2015-19), 'Lilyhammer' (2014), and 'Going in Style' (2017).

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