The Broadway star, who contracted the coronavirus in April, has suffered many complications with his health.
Broadway actor Nick Cordero lost his right leg to COVID-19, and he will face many more health challenges before fully recovering.
His wife, actress Amanda Kloots, told “CBS This Morning” this Thursday that while Cordero, 41, no longer has the coronavirus and is no longer in a coma, the long-term forecast suggests that he may eventually need a double lung transplant, reports the Huffington Post.
“We think that is very likely to happen,” said Kloots. “99% chance that I need it to live the kind of life that I know my husband would want to live. … That is a long way off and a lot of things would have to be lined up for Nick to be a candidate for that. ”
Cordero, who was nominated for a Tony Award in 2014 for his performance in “Bullets Over Broadway,” contracted the coronavirus in early April. His right leg had to be removed a couple of weeks later due to clotting related problems.
He was put into an induced coma on April 1, and finally “woke up” seven weeks later.
Kloots did not see her husband for 79 days and remained hospitalized and isolated.
Although he now sees it on a daily basis, Kloots admitted that he had to adjust his behavior.
“You know, I just want to jump on his bed and hug him and grab him and squeeze him,” he told CBS this morning. “But, you know, you have to be very careful with everything that is happening, so I take his hand … and I’m looking forward to the day when he returns the hand taken to me.”