Nick Cordero, a Broadway theater actor, is recovering after his leg was amputated following complications from COVID-19, it was announced.
Wife Amanda Kloots, who has kept fans aware of his health situation on social media, confirmed the medical procedure.
Kloots wrote Saturday night in an Instagram Story that she got “a call from the surgeon” following the procedure to remove his right leg.
“He made it through the surgery, which is really big,” Kloots said. “They’re taking him back to the room to recover and rest for the rest of the night, so hopefully he’ll just kind of relax and rest.”
She had told social media followers that blood thinners prescribed by doctors to help with blood clots in his right leg caused problems with his blood pressure.
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“We took him off blood thinners but that again was going to cause some clotting in the right leg, so the right leg will be amputated,” she said.
About a week ago, Kloots said Cordero was in “very critical condition” after contracting the CCP virus, which causes COVID-19.
“We were waiting again and this afternoon we got a phone call that things were really moving in the right direction and that his life was being saved, which was huge. And we all kind of celebrated for a minute until we got a phone call shortly right after saying one of the cannulas for the ECMO was stopping blood flow to his right leg and they had to go into immediate surgery to save the blood flow to his leg,” Kloots said last week.
The Epoch Times refers to the novel coronavirus, which causes the disease COVID-19, as the CCP virus because the Chinese Communist Party’s coverup and mismanagement allowed the virus to spread throughout China before it was transmitted worldwide.