Broadway Actor Nick Cordero, Who Had Leg Amputated Over Coronavirus, Develops Lung Infection

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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- Tony-nominated actor Nick Cordero, who had his right leg amputated earlier this month after contracting coronavirus, went into septic shock Monday, his wife Amanda Kloots said.

"Hey everybody, just a quick Nick update, we had kind of a bit of a rough day yesterday," Kloots said in her Instagram stories Tuesday. "Nick ended up getting an infection in his lungs that went into his blood, so he went into a little bit of a septic shock. The cause of that was some infection in his lungs, so they went in and completely cleaned out his lungs, which was great. They gave him some blood pressure medication to help his blood pressure come back up."

Kloots also said Cordero, 41, who appeared in "Bullets Over Broadway," is on "really strong antibiotics" to help kick the infection. Kloots said Cordero is "back to feeling better" and is "resting."

Cordero had his leg amputated on April 18 and has been hospitalized at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles since March.

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