We haven’t covered the story of Broadway actor Nick Cordero’s coronavirus battle here at The A.V. club, both because we don’t usually cover Broadway news and because it’s very, very sad, but here is some (relatively) good news: Cordero woke up from a medically medically induced coma due to the severity of the complications that arose after he was diagnosed with coronavirus. Cordero, who appeared on stage in Waitress and Rock of ages, was diagnosed with the virus in late March and initially responded to treatment, but was finally put on a ventilator. In April, a problem with her blood circulation forced doctors to amputate one of her legs, and his wife, comedian comedian Amanda Kloots, regularly provided updates on his condition on Instagram.
Today, via Variety, she announced that he had woken up, explaining in another post that he is still “extremely weak” and “cannot close his mouth”, but it is apparently clear that his “mental state at least comes back” . She also notes that there is still a “long way to go,” but it is “at the beginning of healing.” Again, this is very sad, but at least it is a positive development. We could use more.