Tony-appointed Broadway actor Tony Cordero “fights for his life” in intensive care after being tested positive for coronavirus, his wife, famed fitness trainer Amanda Kloots, posted on Instagram.
“My whole world has stopped,” wrote Kloots. “Please pray for my husband. “
Late Saturday night, Kloots shared the frightening details in an Instagram story: Cordero, 41, had a new infection in his lung that caused an increase in his fever, a drop in his blood pressure and an irregular heartbeat.
“He lost consciousness, lost his pulse and they had to resuscitate him. … They had a very hard time getting it back, ”she said. Then “I got a phone call at 2:30 am, they needed my consent to put him on dialysis to help him with his kidneys.”
“This afternoon we received a phone call saying that things were really moving in the right direction and that his life was going to be saved, which was huge. And we all kind of celebrated for a minute until they … had to have immediate surgery to save the blood flow to his leg. “
“He struggles. Every minute counts now, ”said Kloots, visibly stifled. “Keep praying. “
USA TODAY contacted representatives of Cordero and Kloots for an update on its condition.
Cordero, born in Canada, had been admitted to hospital for what was initially considered pneumonia, Kloots wrote on Instagram April 1. A first coronavirus test was negative.
She wrote at the time that Cordero had been placed in a medically induced coma to help him breathe.
“I miss him terribly. I am not allowed to go there, of course, and there is nothing I can do to help her. Nick is afraid too, it went from bad to worse. He is not allowed to eat or drink, he is very weak and having trouble breathing. “
A subsequent test was ultimately found to be positive for COVID-19.
“He’s fighting for his life right now,” wrote Kloots, adding that the couple’s young son, Elvis, needed him.
“Elvis and I are feeling great,” she wrote. “My husband fights like a champion but it’s serious. Stay at home everyone. “
Cordero received a Tony nomination in 2014 for his role as Cheech in “Bullets Over Broadway”.
Contributor: Kim Willis, USA TODAY
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