Nick Cordero of 'Blue Bloods' Fame Fights for Life After COVID-19 Diagnosis
Broadway star Nick Cordero "is fighting for his life" after contracting COVID-19, and his wife gave an update on his condition while asking people to pray for Nick to return home.
Once up for a Tony for his 2014 role in "Bullets Over Broadway," Nick Cordero now finds himself in the ICU fighting the novel coronavirus.
NICK'S WIFE PLEADS FOR HIS RETURN HOME
Sharing the details of Nick's experience with the virus, his wife and celebrity fitness instructor Amanda Kloots told "Good Morning America" that he still has "a whole lot of living to do."
The couple shares an infant son named Elvis, and when Nick got admitted to the hospital late in March, they initially thought he had pneumonia - only for him to test positive for COVID-19.
With Nick currently in a medically-induced coma, Amanda feels like her "whole world has stopped," and she pleaded with people to "please pray" for him on social media, and wrote:
"Prayer warriors, prayer circles, whatever you've got. He is fighting for his life right now. Elvis and I need you. It's time to fight daddy."
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My sweet husband needs your prayers please. Nick has been sick for awhile with what we were told last week was pneumonia. Unfortunately we think he was misdiagnosed and we are waiting to hear if this is in fact COVID. He is scared, in the ICU and now unconscious so his body can get enough oxygen. We are all trying to stay positive and strong knowing that he is in the best care. I miss him terribly. I’m not allowed there to visit of course and can do nothing to help him. Nick is scared too, this has gone from bad to worse. He isn’t allowed to eat or drink, he is very weak and having a hard time breathing. Elvis and I are feeling completely fine. My hubby is fighting like a champ but this is serious. Please stay home everybody. Thank you to everyone who has been helping us so far you know who are and you are all angels. 🙏🏻
HOW NICK LANDED IN THE HOSPITAL
According to Amanda, Nick's only initial symptoms included fatigue. While they considered that he had contracted the virus, Nick decided to "ride it out," and self isolate just in case.
However, one morning Nick fainted, and that's when he landed in the hospital in Los Angeles. Not allowed to visit her husband, Amanda communicates through the medical staff who she said had been "wonderful" so far.
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Thank you to everyone who joined me in singing and dancing for @nickcordero1 today with us! I was blown away by the love and support across the world! When I got to FaceTime with him today it was the first time I’d see him since dropping him off at the ER 12 days ago. I told him he had to fight. I told him he is strong and can do this. I said, “You got a whole lot of living to do!” Then I remembered this song. The moment lifted my spirits, shifted energies and brought a new hope to this story. The doctors are still concerned about his right leg and we need him to start making small responses off sedation. These are the next two goals that need to happen. 🙏🏻 I will continue to sing, dance and play this song everyday until you are home Nick Cordero!
NICK AND AMANDA STAY IN TOUCH
Having found a way to keep in touch with Nick, Amanda and their son had a FaceTime session with him via a nurse on Sunday - during which she played and sang the Elvis song, "Got A Lot O' Livin' To Do."
Since her performance actually made his blood pressure rise, Amanda now makes daily home videos Nick can watch when he wakes up in the mornings.
"I will continue to sing, dance, and play this song every day until you are home Nick Cordero!" Amanda wrote on social media.
A RECENT MIRACLE RECOVERY
Recently, a 90-year-old woman from New York gave hope when she got discharged after spending almost two weeks in the hospital.
Living in Long Island, Anna Fortunato's advice to those who have contracted the virus is to keep a positive attitude and to avoid staying in bed all the time, to pray, and not to give up the fight.
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