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Coronavirus-stricken Broadway star has leg amputated

Broadway actor Nick Cordero is recovering after having his right leg amputated following complications related to the coronavirus, his wife said Saturday on Instagram. 

The Tony-nominated actor’s wife Amanda Kloots told her Instagram followers in a story Saturday night that she had heard from the surgeon that Cordero made it through the procedure and he was being taken back to the room to recover and rest. 

Earlier Saturday, Kloots had said that while hospitalized for COVID-19 Cordero was having clotting issues on his right leg and could not get blood down to his toes, CNN reported

“They had him on blood thinners for the clotting, unfortunately the blood thinners were causing other issues,” Kloots reportedly said Saturday in an Instagram story. “The right leg will be amputated today.” 

Kloots has been updating followers on her husband’s condition via Instagram. He has been hospitalized at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles for 18 days. 

Cordero, Kloots and their 10-month-old baby Elvis recently moved to Los Angeles where Cordero is performing in “Rock of Ages.”  

A GoFundMe page was set up Saturday to help Kloots cover the cost of the hospital bills and renovations on their home. More than $276,000 of the $500,000 goal has been raised as of Sunday. 

“Thank you for anyone that has given anything that they can, it’s just overwhelming,” Kloots said in an Instagram story.

“I thank you for anything that you can give right now — now is a time where people don’t have their jobs and you’re donating $10, $20, that’s just blowing me away. I really, really really appreciate it,” she added. 

In addition to raising funds, supporters are asked to join in singing and dancing daily at 3 p.m. PST and to share the hashtag #wakeupnick.

The daily 3 p.m. song blasts started last week, after Kloots wrote on Instagram that she was able to FaceTime with her husband and played Elvis Presley’s song “Got a Lot O’ Livin’ to Do!” She said the nurse leaned over while is played and said Cordero’s blood pressure improved. 

“SO please BLAST this song today in your homes at 3pm PST/6pm EST for @nickcordero1 because my husband has a whole lot of livin to do!!!!,” she wrote. 

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