On Saturday morning, Nicks’s wife Amanda Kloots took to Instagram to share the news, saying that blood thinners given to the actor during his fight to stay alive have had devastating effects on his legs.
“We got some difficult news yesterday, she began, explaining, “Basically, we had issues with his right leg with clotting and getting blood down to his toes. And it just isn’t happening with surgery and everything.”
She continued, “So we took him off the blood thinners, but that again was going to cause some clotting in the right leg. So the right leg will be amputated today.”
In a follow-up post, Nick’s wife informed everyone that the surgery was a success and he is now in recovery. His wife shared a story about hearing his song on the radio when she received the call he had made it out alive.
“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 every day. I just know it. Thank you, God for watching over him and for the incredible doctors and nurses.”
The ‘Rock Of Ages’ star was first rushed into the ICU at Cedar’s Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles on March 31, after having trouble breathing.
At first, two tests for the COVID-19 virus came back negative, but a subsequent third test confirmed he had contracted the virus. The broadway star fought the virus for over two weeks, and at one point he needed to be resuscitated.
His wife detailed the heartbreaking details in an Instagram post, saying, “I got a phone call saying he had an infection in his lung that caused his fever to spike way above normal, which caused his blood pressure to drop and caused his heart to go into an irregular pattern.”
She continued, “He lost consciousness, he lost his pulse and they had to resuscitate him. It was very scary. They had a very hard time getting him back.”
As we reported, Nick’s wife shared the news with his fans that the actor may never walk again.
“His right leg is still an issue. There has been some blood flow issues coming down to his foot. The doctor went in there, fixed as much as they possibly could to get blood flow down to his toes again. We don’t know what the damage will be. We don’t know if he’ll be able to walk again. We don’t know if he can walk again, what that will look like.”
It appears the amputation was a procedure to help his body deal with the issues in his legs, and hopefully, the surgery will help him make a full recovery.
Cordero is a Tony award-winning actor who is also known for his work on ‘Blue Bloods,’ ‘Rock of Ages,’ and ‘A Bronx Tale.’