Canadian Broadway star Nick Cordero unconscious at ICU awaiting COVID-19 test result


Canadian actor Nick Cordero attends the opening night of ‘Rock Of Ages’ Hollywood at the Bourbon Hall in the Bourbon Hall in this archive photo taken January 15, 2020 in Hollywood, California.

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Nick Cordero, a Tony Award-nominated Canadian actor whose Broadway credits include A tale from the Bronx and Waitress, is unconscious and in intensive care with what his wife is concerned about is COVID-19.

Amanda Kloots posted a photo of Cordero, 41, and their son Elvis on Instagram on Wednesday asking for prayers for her husband, whom she described as “very weak and having trouble breathing.”

“Nick has been sick for a while with what we were told last week was pneumonia,” wrote Kloots.

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“Unfortunately, we think it was misdiagnosed and we are waiting to find out if it is in fact COVID. He is scared in intensive care and is now unconscious so that his body can have enough oxygen. “

Kloots did not specify where her husband, originally from Hamilton, was hospitalized.

A former student of Ryerson Theater School, Cordero moved in 2008 to the United States, where he was quickly chosen for the title role in the cult Broadway musical. The Toxic Avenger. “A guy my size – it’s not often a job for you,” the nearly 6’4-inch actor told The Globe and Mail in an interview in 2014.

In 2014 Cordero created the role of Cheech in the Broadway musical adaptation of the film by Woody Allen Bullets on broadway, giving a performance that earned him a Tony Awards nomination for the best performance of an actor in a star role in a musical.

His other Broadway credits include Rock of the ages, Waitress and A tale from the Bronx, another musical inspired by the cinema in which he created the role of Sonny and was nominated for a Drama Desk Award for exceptional actor in a musical comedy in 2017.

“My husband is fighting like a champion, but it’s serious,” said Kloots. “Stay at home, everyone. “

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