Since the outbreak of the Covid-19 virus early this year, thousands of Americans have lost their lives, while millions of others have had their lives changed or turned upside down.
One such person is Broadway and screen actor Nick Cordero who is not only battling the virus, he is facing life as an amputee.
On April 18, Cordero had his right leg amputated as a result of blood clotting and lack of blood circulation to his toes.
He had been on blood thinners but they were causing internal bleeding and had to be taken off of them.
Cordero was admitted to the ICU of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles March 31. He has been unconscious and on a ventilator as a result of the Covid-19 virus.
During the course of his hospitalization, Cordero has faced a number of medical issues including emergency surgery and kidney dialysis.
On Broadway, Cordero has appeared in “Bullets Over Broadway”, “Waitress”, and “A BronxTale”. In Los Angeles he starred in “Rock of Ages”.
On television, he appeared in “Blue Bloods”, “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit”, “Lilyhammer”, “Queer as Folk”, and appeared in the film “Going in Style”
While Cordero is not the only Broadway or Hollywood star to be sidelined by the virus, he is among the most seriously affected. Award winning Playwright Terrence McNally died as a result of the virus.
In addition to his wife, Cordero has a 10 month old son, Elvis.
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