Saturday, June 15, 2024

Update on Broadway Star Nick Cordero: Holes in His Lungs, Still in a Coma and on Ventilator, Fighting for His Life


Nick Cordero’s wife, Amanda, has been updating his situation on Instagram stories. This young woman is just amazing. I don’t know how she’s doing it. She’s the mother of a toddler, and her whole life has been turned upside down.

To wit: Amanda Kloots reported on Thursday that Nick– who is in a coma, still on a ventilator, and has an amputated leg– has holes in his lungs. They are bad. Kloots says in her video that their doctor said if Nick were a man of 70 and not 41 “we’d be having an entirely different conversation.” But the doctor told her if it was his brother, he’d say keep fighting.

Kloots says that she’s struggled with crying and breaking down but she “will not give up hope.” Remember, she has never been in the hospital room with him because Cedar Sinai won’t allow it. She can’t take the chance of getting sick an infecting their little boy, Elvis. So she goes every day at 3pm to the outside of the hospital and blasts Nick’s song, a recording called “Live Your Life.”

Today the plan was to do a scan of Nick’s lung with ink to see what’s going on. He’s been septic and he’s had internal bleeding. His oxygen level has been low. This poor guy. This is torture and it’s cruel, but he’s fighting. And wouldn’t it be great to see him at the 2021 Tony Awards? Everyone is praying for him and that family.

See here, the Broadway cast of “Waitress” — his most recent show– singing for him.

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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