Nick Cordero may need double lung transplant to fully recover

Marni Dixit
·Lifestyle & Entertainment Producer
·2-min read

Broadway star Nick Cordero may need a double lung transplant in order to recover from the complications he's faced since testing positive for coronavirus.

Nick's wife Amanda Kloots told Gayle King on CBS This Morning that "a lot of things would have to line up" in order for him to receive the transplant.

Nick Cordero may need a double lung transplant in order to recover from his coronavirus complications according to wife Amanda Kloots. Photo: Instagram/Amanda Kloots
Nick Cordero may need a double lung transplant in order to recover from his coronavirus complications according to wife Amanda Kloots. Photo: Instagram/Amanda Kloots

"That is most likely the possibility," she said. "A 99 per cent chance that he would be needing that in order to live the kind of life that I know my husband would want to live."

She explained that Nick is still "extremely weak" after being in the ICU for three months.

Amanda revealed on the show that she visits him in hospital every day, describing it as a "vicious circle or the ICU dance because you just feel like you're in this momentum of going around, around, around like a hamster wheel".

She added that she is trying to stay positive in the hopes that Nick will recover.

"They told me four times that he won't survive. Sometimes even he won't survive through the night, but he has."

"He's fighting. I see it every day. Nick's doctor sees it. And as long as he's in there and fighting, I'll continue to fight with him."

Amanda continued, "I tell him every day before I leave, I say, 'Okay, here's what you have to focus on. The two of us sitting in our new house, Elvis [their son] is in bed and we're listening to 'Our House' in our, you know, home in Laurel Canyon."

The Broadway star was placed in a medically-induced coma, had his right leg amputated, had a temporary pacemaker due to irregular heartbeats, suffered two lung infections and more.

Amanda added, "He is doing OK. He's stable... He can still open his eyes, and when he is alert and awake, he'll answer commands by looking up or down, yes or no questions. When I'm asking him, he will even try to smile or move his jaw. The nurses have all said that he answers my questions the best."

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