Broadway star Nick Cordero, who was nominated for a Tony Award for his role as Cheech in the Woody Allen production ‘Bullets Over Broadway,’ has twice tested negative for coronavirus, according to his wife, former Rockettes dancer Amanda Kloots. “Two negative COVID tests. Doctors are convinced though that it is COVID so they did a third test,” Kloots wrote on her Instagram Stories. Cordero and Kloots, who founded a jump rope fitness program, were married in 2017 and share a son, 9-month old Elvis Eduardo.
“Since Nick got sick on March 20th, we isolated ourselves in the house and have stayed home. I have been on solo mom duty since, while trying to help Nick and keep my business going,” Kloots said on Instagram. “Elvis is getting extremely attached, teething and getting into everything. I try to find any moments to myself but it’s impossible until he goes to bed. I cry every day, am frustrated every day, exhausted every day and lonely.” She is not allowed to see her husband in ICU due to coronavirus concerns.
Earlier this week Kloots said that Cordero was diagnosed with pneumonia, although she was initially concerned that he was misdiagnosed in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. “He is scared, in the ICU and now unconscious so his body can get enough oxygen. We are all trying to stay positive,” she initially said. Most recently, she announced on social media that symptoms are improving. “His latest chest x-ray is also better! The doctor has told me that he is stable. That his oxygen levels are ok. That I need to prepare myself for the long haul because we are at the beginning of this.”
Cordero, 41, is still on a ventilator, but responding well to treatment, which includes medications used to treat COVID-19, Kloots said, adding that this has been the most difficult fight of her life, although she does not feel as though the battle is hers, alone. “Thank you to everyone I do not feel alone in this fight. I am a firm believer in the power of prayer so I thank you for it. I do believe Nick will get through this. One day at a time.”
Cordero most recently starred in the Los Angeles production of ‘Rock of Ages’ in the role of Dennis Dupree. He launched his stage career in 2014 in the production ‘Bullets Over Broadway,’ where he and Kloots met. He was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Musical and the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical for the role. He also has small screen credits for shows including ‘Blue Bloods’ and ‘Law and Order: Special Victims Unit.’