Broadway Star Nick Cordero Has Lost 65 Pounds from Muscle Atrophy During Nearly Three-Month-Long Coronavirus Battle

Nick Cordero and Amanda Kloots
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Amanda Kloots says “it could be months” before her husband, Broadway star Nick Cordero, is discharged from the hospital due to complications from COVID-19.

But she was finally able to see him.

The fitness instructor hasn’t been able to visit Cordero in the hospital for 79 days due to coronavirus safety guidelines and visitor restrictions, but that changed Friday when the couple reunited at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.

Cordero regained consciousness in May and has since tested negative for COVID-19, but remains in the ICU in a precarious state.

Kloots shared an Instagram picture that showed her holding Cordero’s hand at his bedside. She captioned the moving picture with lyrics to Andy Grammer’s “Don’t Give Up On Me.”

I will fight
I will fight for you
I always do until my heart
Is black and blue

And I will stay
I will stay with you
We’ll make it to the other side
Like lovers do

I’ll reach my hands out in the dark
And wait for yours to interlock
I’ll wait for you
I’ll wait for you

 

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I will fight I will fight for you I always do until my heart Is black and blue ⠀ And I will stay I will stay with you We’ll make it to the other side Like lovers do ⠀ I’ll reach my hands out in the dark And wait for yours to interlock I’ll wait for you I’ll wait for you ⠀ ‘Cause I’m not givin’ up I’m not givin’ up, givin’ up No not yet Even when I’m down to my last breath Even when they say there’s nothin’ left So don’t give up on… ⠀ I’m not givin’ up I’m not givin’ up, givin’ up No not me Even when nobody else believes I’m not goin’ down that easily So don’t give up on me #day79 @andygrammer lyrics to “Don’t Give Up On Me”

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On Wednesday, Kloots took to her Instagram Story to answer fan questions and provide a health update on her husband, who has been hospitalized in intensive care for nearly three months.

Kloots said that although Cordero is awake, he cannot move or talk. Instead, he communicates with his eyes.

“He can’t talk because of the ventilator and he can’t move because he’s so weak,”  Kloots said. “But he’s awake and he’s in there. He can answer questions with yes or no with his eyes.”

Kloots explained that Cordero’s muscles have began to atrophy due to his lack of movement, resulting in significant weight loss.

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SOURCE: USA Today, Cydney Henderson