Coronavirus: Broadway star Nick Cordero's wife makes tearful plea for prayers as his condition goes 'downhill' in COVID-19 battle

Coronavirus: Broadway star Nick Cordero's wife makes tearful plea for prayers as his condition goes 'downhill' in COVID-19 battle
Photo credit: Instagram/Amanda Kloots

The wife of a Broadway dancer who had to have his leg amputated due to coronavirus complications has pleaded for "mega-prayers" as her husband's condition is "going downhill". 

Tony Award nominee Nick Cordero recently woke up from a medically induced coma, but his wife Amanda Kloots told Instagram followers he was still not in good health with an emotional update this week.

"Nick has had a bad morning," she said. 

"Unfortunately, things are going downhill at the moment, so I am asking again for all the prayers, mega-prayers, right now." 

Cordero has been in hospital for 51 days, having first been admitted to the ER on March 30th. Kloots said her 41-year-old husband had been on a ventilator since April 1. 

"He had no pre-existing health conditions. We do not know how he got COVID-19 but he did," she shared in an Instagram post earlier this month. 

Eager to get the message out that COVID-19 "does not only affect old people", Kloots listed the many medical horrors her husband endured as a result of contracting the deadly disease. Among them are two mini strokes, an infection that stopped his heart, holes in his lungs, the amputation of his right leg and septic shock. 

"Please cheer and please pray for Nick today, and I know that this virus is not going to get him down," Kloots added through tears in her latest social media update. 

"It's not how his story ends, so just keep us in your thoughts and prayers today. Thank you."

Kloots has received an outpouring of support from celebrity friends on her Instagram posts, including well wishes from Sarah Michelle Gellar and Jennifer Love Hewitt.

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