Thursday, April 18, 2024

Condition of Broadway Star Nick Cordero, Still on a Tracheostomy Ventilator, Continues to Be Up in the Air


I can’t imagine what life is like right now for Amanda Kloots, the devoted young wife of Broadway star Nick Cordero. Forty nine days ago Cordero went into Cedars Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles and was diagnosed with corona virus. He’s gone through a coma, a leg amputation, infections, mini strokes. Kloots has been unflagging in her support and good cheer. It’s not easy to go through this kind of thing in private. But in public? She gets a purple heart.

Today she wrote on Instagram: “It’s day 49 in the hospital for Nick. We have a new hashtag #offthevent because our new goal for Nick is for his lung infection to clear up so that we can start breathing trials and get him off the ventilator! These are big goals, but I BELIEVE! We have an army behind him that cheered, sang and prayed for him to wake up so now we need to believe that this to can happen! He’s not done!”

Lung infection? Breathing trials? Still on ventilator? And unclear how much he’s actually “awakened” from his coma. Everyone is praying for Nick, who was nominated for a Tony award and has starred in three Broadway musicals. Nick and Amanda have a toddler son, Elvis, who’s waiting 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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