Ontario Broadway star Nick Cordero had a leg amputation due to complications from COVID-19

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Tony Award-nominated actor Nick Cordero had his right leg amputated in a Los Angeles hospital after suffering from complications from the coronavirus, said his wife.

Amanda Kloots on Instagram wrote on Saturday evening that Cordero “came out of surgery alive and headed to his room to rest and recover.”

Cordero had been treated with blood thinners to help clot his leg after contracting COVID-19, but his doctors had to stop treatment because it caused internal bleeding.

“We removed it from the blood thinners, but it was still going to cause clotting in the right leg, so the right leg will be amputated today,” she said earlier on Saturday.

Cordero entered the intensive care unit at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles on March 31 and was ventilated and unconscious.

His wife sent him daily videos of her and their 10-month-old son Elvis so he could see them when he woke up, and urged his friends and fans to join in a daily song. A GoFundMe fundraiser raised over $ 200,000 for its treatment.

Cordero played a soldier in the crowd with a flair for drama in the 2014 Broadway adaptation of the 1994 Woody Allen film Bullets on broadway, For which he received a Tony nomination for best star actor in a musical. He moved to Los Angeles to star in Rock of the ages.

The gangly Cordero is behind the threatening role of husband Earl in front of his ex-wife, played by Jessie Mueller, in Waitress on Broadway, as well as Sonny’s role in Chazz Palminteri A tale from the Bronx.

On the small screen, Cordero appeared in several episodes of Blue bloodsand Law & Order: Special unit for victims as good as Lilyhammer, and he had a role in the film Go with style.

The virus has made other Broadway veterans sick, including actors Danny Burstein, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Gavin Creel, Aaron Tveit and Laura Bell Bundy, and composer David Bryan. It also claimed the life of Tony Terrence McNally’s winning playwright.

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