Nick Cordero, a Canadian actor, renowned for his role in ‘Broadway’, has had his right leg amputated after suffering complications from COVID-19, the respiratory disease caused by coronavirus.
The 41-year-old movie star, who recently tested positive for the virus, was initially diagnosed with pneumonia but later had complications after his blood pressure increased with a clot in his right leg.
According to CNN, Amanda Kloots, Cordero’s wife, said the actor has lived not less than 18 days being sedated in the intensive care unit (ICU).
She said he had started having clotting issues on his right leg and could not get blood down to his toes while the blood thinners he got to fix the clotting issues were affecting his blood pressure.
Kloots also said it had prompted bleeding in his intestines while he was hospitalized at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, where he lives as he performs in ‘Rock of Ages’.
“They had him on blood thinners for the clotting, unfortunately, the blood thinners were causing other issues. The right leg will be amputated today,” Cordero’s wife was quoted to have said.
“I received difficult news, Saturday, was day 18 of my husband being sedated in the intensive care unit at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.
“While hospitalized, he started having clotting issues on his right leg, and could not get blood down to his toes.
“The blood thinners he got to fix the clotting issues were affecting his blood pressure and causing internal bleeding in his intestines.
“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 today.”
In 2014, Cordero was nominated for the Tony Award’s ‘Best featured actor in a Musical’ category and the Drama Desk Award for ‘Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical’.
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