Blue Bloods And SVU Actor Nick Cordero's Wife Gives Emotional Update After Leg Amputation

Nick Cordero on Blue Bloods
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In one of the most harrowing stories to come out in the news recently, Blue Bloods and Law & Order: SVU actor Nick Cordero has been fighting for his life in the hospital thanks to a bad bout of the novel coronavirus. Cordero is currently in a medically-induced coma, leaving his wife Amanda Kloots to have to make hard choices. Over the weekend, she had his leg amputated.

On Saturday, Nick Cordero was dealing with blood clots while on a ventilator due to Covid-19. His medical team at Cedars Sinai in LA and his wife Amanda Kloots came to a tough decision to amputate, but in an emotional statement she says now it “was life or leg.”

It came down to a point where honestly it was life or leg, and we had to choose life. I choose life. They put the ECMO machine in him to save his life. It was literally to save his life, and it did, thank God. And sometimes the repercussion of putting that machine on can cause some blood issues, and it did with his leg.

Speaking with Today, Amanda Kloots talked about the hard decision she had to make, though really there was little choice involved.

Nick Cordero is a popular TV guest star but is probably better known for his Tony nominated work on Broadway. He had been in Los Angeles for a stint in Rock of Ages before catching Covid-19. The actor has been in the hospital since March 30.

Amanda Kloots has been keeping people updated on Nick Cordero’s status through these trials. After the leg amputation, she took to Instagram to vow to her husband that they “will dance again.”

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Meanwhile, Nick Cordero isn’t out of the woods yet. He’s still in a coma and dealing with lots of side effects related to the coronavirus, but his wife is simply grateful for everything the doctors and nurses are doing, noting on Instagram:

I got a phone call from the hospital saying that Nick made it out of surgery alive and he is headed to his room to rest and recover! AMEN! He is hearing us!!! He is hearing the support, the love and your voices everyday. I just know it. Thank you God for watching over him and for the incredible doctors and nurses Cedars Sinai Hospital! I may sleep tonight.

We've heard several stories of celebrities struggling with the disease, but Nick Cordero's is among the most striking, as the actor is relatively young at only 41, was in good shape, and has been in hospital care fighting for his life for several weeks. It's another reminder that this disease has unprecedented side effects and is touching a lot of lives. In the meantime, our thoughts are with his family and friends as they get through their day-to-day with Nick Cordero on the mind.

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