The day has finally come for fans of Broadway star and Blue Bloods recurring actor Nick Cordero to start cheering. The talented entertainer has reportedly woken up from his comatose state after close to a month of being under, as connected to complications from his COVID-19 diagnosis. This huge update was expectedly announced by Cordero's wife Amanda Kloots, who has been lovingly meticulous about keeping the entertainer's fanbase fully informed about his health. That said, Cordero's struggles sadly aren't over yet.
While Nick Cordero is indeed awake, according to Amanda Kloots, his body still has a long way to go before he'll be back to full strength. Here's how she stated things during her Instagram Live update:
We just got a confirmation from the doctor that Nick is awake, he is hearing us, he is seeing us. He is still super, super weak. He's not talking or looking left and right, but acknowledging commands,
Understandably, Nick Cordero regaining his consciousness is just one piece of the health puzzle. He's apparently able to open his eyes and take in what people are doing and saying in front of him, and though it's a bit of a limited scope, he is able to move his eyes up and down.
Nick Cordero isn't able to move his head around just yet, unfortunately, and also isn't able to verbally communicate with others by talking. That said, his recovery signs are definitely a step in the right direction, and it may only be a matter of time before he starts regaining some of those faculties.
For now, though, Amanda Kloots says that helping Nick Cordero get past this initially weakened state is the goal for the nearest future. In her words:
The thing is that he's just so weak, our guy is so weak from everything that he went through. Even closing his eyes, takes it out of him. They're waiting for him to regain strength, of course, time and recovery will help with that and then eventually PT will help him get stronger. But he's a true superhero.
Going through physical therapy will no doubt be a challenge for Cordero, who was initially diagnosed with pneumonia. The medications he was given resulted in blood clots in his leg, and while he was in a medically induced coma, physicians had to amputate the limb. While he should have woken up at some point after that, Cordero remained unconscious for longer than anyone expected. Other complications led to the need for a temporary pacemaker, as well as lots of fluid-drainage from his lungs, which developed holes in them.
Through it all, though, Amanda Kloots has kept her optimism up, even when things got exceedingly intense and emotional. Her happiness over the matter is perhaps summed up best by the following assertion:
Our guy is coming back and it's just so great. It's a great day.
Now that Nick Cordero has regained consciousness, Amanda Kloots jokingly brought up that friends and fans would need to change the social media rallying cry "#WakeUpNick" to the more declarative "#NickIsWoke," and then put that hashtag to good use with another post, as seen below.
Here's hoping it's only good news from here on out for Nick Cordero and Amanda Kloots. He probably won't be hopping back into any roles on Blue Bloods or Law & Order: SVU anytime soon, but how great would it be if some of his first words during recovery are from one of the musicals he starred in? Considering his family has been staying at Scrubs' vet Zack Braff's guest house, maybe he and Braff could have a duet while harmonizing the Sanford and Son theme.
Stay tuned to CinemaBlend for more updates as they become available.