Thursday, May 23, 2024

UPDATE “Bronx Tale” Star Nick Cordero Survives Surgery to Amputate Leg After Blood Clotting Issues from COVID-19


UPDATE from Amanda: “AND right after we finished singing tonight I got a phone call from the hospital saying that Nick made it out of surgery alive and he is headed to his room to rest and recover! AMEN! He is hearing us!!! He is hearing the support, the love and your voices everyday. I just know it. Thank you God for watching over him and for the incredible doctors and nurses @cedarssinai hospital! ❤️ I may sleep tonight.”

EARLIER It’s good news, bad news as Nick Cordero struggles through his battle against COVID-19.

The Broadway star of “Waitress” and “A Bronx Tale”  is having a leg amputation caused by blood flow and clotting issues. His wife, Amanda Kloots, posted the news to Instagram.

“We got some difficult news yesterday. Basically we’ve had issues in his right leg with clotting and getting blood down to his toes and it just isn’t happening with surgery and everything. So they had him on blood thinners for the clotting,” Kloots said.

“Unfortunately, the blood thinners were causing some other issues — blood pressure and some internal bleeding in his intestines. So we took him off the blood thinners. But that again was going to cause some clotting in the right leg, so the right leg will be amputated today.”

As long as Nick lives, and can get back on stage, that’s what’s important. Maybe he won’t tap dance, but he can sing and act. And his family will have him with them.

Say prayers.


Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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