Nick Cordero has developed an infection in his lungs that went into his blood, his wife, Amanda Kloots, revealed Tuesday in the latest update on her husband’s coronavirus battle.
The Broadway actor, who has been hospitalized since early April and had his right leg amputated because of complications stemming from the virus, was also given blood pressure medication by doctors to help bring his pressure back up, Kloots said via her Instagram Story. Cordero, 41, is being weaned off that medication and has been given an antibiotic.
“He went into a little bit of septic shock, and the cause of that was some infection in his lungs,” Kloots explained. “So they went in and completely cleaned out his lungs.”
Kloots said the latest complication in Cordero’s recovery “kind of came out of nowhere.”
“He is back to feeling better, he’s resting, the antibiotics are hopefully kicking in,” she said.
On Monday, Kloots told fans that Cordero would be unable to come off of a ventilator after developing a fever in the early morning hours. She said at the time that doctors were conducting tests to find the source of the fever.
“They are going to set aside the ventilator removal until they get this under control,” she said Monday.
“We think the virus is out of his system and now we’re just dealing with recovery and getting his body back from all the repercussions of the virus,” Kloots said at the time.
Kloots, who shares 10-month-old son Elvis with Cordero and is also a Broadway actor, vowed the couple “will dance again.”