Blue Bloods’ Nick Cordero Is Currently Fighting For His Life With COVID-19

Nick Cordero as Victor Lugo on Blood Bloods

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to have effects on the world, many people, including celebrities, continue to be diagnosed. Several notable stars have had dealt with the disease, with some of them recovering from it. Unfortunately, Blue Bloods star Nick Cordero has been having a serious battle with the virus.

Nick Cordero has been fighting for his life against the coronavirus. Since his diagnosis last month, his wife, Amanda Kloots, has been keeping the public updated on his health through regular Instagram posts. Having been sick for a while, Cordero was initially misdiagnosed with pneumonia but was later said to have COVID-19. Upon entering the hospital, he was admitted to the ICU where he was unconscious as he received oxygen.

The doctors later lost a pulse on Nick Cordero and needed to resuscitate him. According to Kloots, the doctors also asked permission to put him on dialysis to assist with his kidneys.

Not long after, Amanda Kloots revealed that her husband had to go in for emergency surgery to save the blood flow to his leg. In a more recent post, Kloots stated that the blood flow to his leg has still been an issue, and it’s now being reported that he will have to have his right leg amputated.

Nick Cordero is known to many as a consistent presence on stage, having performed in various plays and musicals like Bullets Over Broadway, A Bronx Tale and Rock of Ages. The first of those three actually earned him a Tony nomination for Best Featured Actor in a Musical. On the small screen, he’s best known to Blue Bloods for his role as Victor Lugo, a role that he's played in two seasons.

To say that this is a tragic situation would be an understatement. We can all agree that it’s never easy to see a loved one have to deal with so much, and doing so can be physically and emotionally taxing. While it’s hard to see the light at the end of the tunnel, it’s good to know Amanda Kloots has been by Cordero’s side every step of the way.

Kloot’s desire to stay by her husband’s side is similar to that of Idris Elba’s wife, Sabrina. She chose to stay with him after he was diagnosed and eventually contracted the virus herself. While the Elba’s experience with COVID-19 is nowhere as severe as Nick Cordero and Amanda Kloot’s the sense of love and loyalty is consistent.

Both Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson also contracted the disease around the same time and were forced to quarantine together in Australia. Although the recovery wasn’t easy for either one, they would try to remain upbeat and provide updates on their health statuses when possible.

At this time, we at CinemaBlend extend our deepest thoughts to Nick Cordero and their family as they move forward.

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