Nick Cordero's Friends & Co-stars Sing 'Live Your Life' to Support Him Amid COVID-19 Battle
Nick Cordero received an outpour of support from his "Waitress" Broadway family as they came together to perform a rendition of his song, "Live Your Life," amid his battle to recover from complications due to the novel coronavirus.
On Sunday, Sara Bareilles, who put together the musical "Waitress," and the show's original cast members came together for a virtual performance in support of their co-star Nick Cordero.
THE BIG SHOW OF SUPPORT
Keala Settle, Jessie Meuller, Eric Anderson, Charity Angel Dawson, Kimiko Glenn, Drew Gehling, Christopher Fitzgerald, Dakin Matthews, Claire, and McKenna Kean all came together via the application Zoom to perform Nick's song on the show, "Live Your Life."
Posted to the YouTube channel of "The Show Must Go On Show," other actors who took on roles in the musical later on, also joined in on the virtual performance.
HOW NICK LANDED IN THE ICU
The 41-year-old actor has had a harrowing experience with the novel coronavirus since being hospitalized with pneumonia late in March.
After being admitted to the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, Nick got moved into the ICU and put on a ventilator on March 31, and tested negative for COVID-19 twice before the third test came back positive.
The actor's condition worsened, and doctors put him in a medically induced coma so they could hook him up to an ECMO machine to support his lungs and heart.
A new infection flared up in one of Nick's lungs, and apart from also being on dialysis for kidney support, he had to undergo emergency surgery.
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We did this photo shoot with our friend @ash_a_ley about a month ago. I remember at the time saying to her that I really wanted to capture this time right now. Wow, am I glad we did! It’s Day 17 since Nick went under. Today his body is adjusting. Adjusting to being off ECMO, adjusting to more medications and some sideways steps but we are staying positive. He is no doubt receiving the best care from the team @cedarssinai ❤️ Continued prayers for our guy. I’ll see you at 3pm to sing and dance to Live Your Life! #wakeupnick
HIS CONDITION TOOK A BAD TURN
However, Nick's road to recovery faced another uphill battle when blood clots started causing issues in his right leg. Treatment with blood-thinners only caused additional problems, and eventually, the life-saving decision to amputate his leg had to be made.
"We think the virus is out of his system, and now we're just dealing with recovery and getting his body back from all the repercussions of the virus," Nick's wife, Amanda Kloots, said last week.
NICK IS YET TO WAKE UP
Through the ordeal, Amanda sent him home-made video daily so he could see his family first thing when he wakes up in the mornings. Even though doctors stopped sedating him, Nick is yet to wake up.
"He's on Nick time and when he wakes up, we’ll all be here to celebrate it."
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At some point every day I go to @cedarssinai and stand outside the hospital. I talk to Nick, I pray, I play his song and I sing to him! It’s the closest I can get to him on a daily basis. I want to send a huge THANK YOU to every nurse and doctor , these Health Hero’s, taking care of not only my guy but all the COVID-19 patients. They are truly amazing, incredibly smart people who are risking their lives everyday to save others. ❤️ #healthheros
A DOCTOR SPREADS LOVE WITH HIS MUSICAL TALENT
However, the cast of "Waitress" are not the only ones delivering support and hope through song. Recently, Dr. Elvis L. Francois went viral for his rendition of "Imagine" by John Lennon.
Dr. Francois may be an orthopedic surgeon in Minnesota, but his singing ability reached the hearts of everyone who listened to his powerful performance backed by his colleague William Robinson who played the piano.
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