When Amanda Kloots dropped her husband Broadway star Nick Cordero off at Los Angeles’ Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in March she thought she’d see him again in a few hours. She never imagined more than a month would go by and his situation would go from bad to life-threatening.
Kloots, who has been posting regular updates on Cordero’s condition, stopped by CBS This Morning on Thursday (April 30) to give Gayle King the full story of her 41-year-old husband’s long struggle to recover from complications of the novel coronavirus.
“We drove to the emergency room and we dropped him off, and this is one of the saddest parts, we thought I would see him in two hours,” fitness instructor Kloots told King about what she thought would be a short time apart as she took their son Elvis Eduardo for a walk while she awaited the call from the Tony-nominated Waitress star to pick him up.
“We just weren’t thinking. I didn’t even give him a kiss or a hug because we were also kind of self-isolating from him because we have this 10-month-old baby and I couldn’t get sick, I’m still breastfeeding.”
But within a hour, she said, Cordero was being admitted and place on oxygen as he awaited the results of a rapid COVID-19 test after going to the hospital with breathing issues related to a pneumonia diagnosis.
Since then, he’s been placed in a medically induced coma, hooked up to a ventilator and a ECMO machine to support his lungs and heart, placed on dialysis to support his kidneys and had his leg amputated due to blood clots.
Cordero’s Waitress and Rock of Ages castmates have gotten together virtually over the past week to show their support for him and on Wednesday Kloots posted a sweet photo of the couple with the caption “I miss him. #day29.”
Watch Kloots discuss Cordero’s condition below.
Broadway star @iamNickCordero has been hospitalized since late March and on a ventilator because of complications from COVID-19.@GayleKing spoke with Cordero's wife @AmandaKloots for her first in-depth interview about her husband.
— CBS News (@CBSNews) April 30, 2020