Broadway star Nick Cordero faces leg amputation after suffering complications from coronavirus

0

NEW YORK: The wife of Tony Award-nominated actor Nick Cordero, who specialised in playing tough guys on Broadway, says her husband will have to have his right leg amputated after suffering complications from the coronavirus.

Amanda Koots on Instagram said Saturday that Cordero had been treated with blood thinners to help with clotting in his leg, but his doctors had to stop the treatment because it was causing internal bleeding.

“We took him off blood thinners but that again was going to cause some clotting in the right leg, so the right leg will be amputated today,” she said.

Cordero entered the intensive case unit at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles on March 31 and has been on a ventilator and unconscious after contracting COVID-19.

His wife has been sending him daily videos of her and their 10-month-old son, Elvis, so he could see them when we woke up, and urging friends and fans to join a daily sing-a-long.

From Boris Johnson, Karim Sisters To Bond Girl Olga, And Andy Cohen: Celebs Who Tested Posi…

COVID-19: The Great Leveller

18 Mar, 2020

The coronavirus outbreak has brought the world to a standstill. With deserted streets, empty parks and most of the people self-quarantined, it seems that the planet is taking a break. In many ways, COVID-19 has been a great leveller of sorts. Be it the rich, the poor or even the famous, the virus has affected people from all walks of life and spared none.Ever since COVID-19 was declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization, several celebrities – actors, singers and politicians – across the world have been diagnosed with the infectious disease. Many of them took to social media to share updates about their health with fans.We have prepared a comprehensive list of all the famous personalities who have been diagnosed with the novel coronavirus.

Cordero played a mob soldier with a flair for the dramatic in 2014 in Broadway’s Woody Allen 1994 film adaptation of “Bullets Over Broadway,” for which he received a Tony nomination for best featured actor in a musical.

The lanky Cordero originated the menacing role of husband Earl opposite his estranged wife, played by Jessie Mueller, in “Waitress” on Broadway, as well as the role of Sonny in Chazz Palminteri’s “A Bronx Tale.”

On the small screen, Cordero appeared in several episodes of “Blue Bloods” and “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” as well as “Lilyhammer” and he had a role in the film “Going in Style.”

The virus has sickened other Broadway veterans, including the actors Danny Burstein, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Gavin Creel, Aaron Tveit and Laura Bell Bundy as well as composer David Bryan. It has also claimed the life of Tony-winning playwright Terrence McNally.

Covid-19: Lee Fierro, Patricia Bosworth & Other Icons The World Lost

Gone Too Soon

30 Mar, 2020

The Covid-19 outbreak has changed our world and turned it upside down. Life as we know it, might never be the same again and needless to say, the effects of this pandemic will be felt for decades to come.Not to say that some lives matter more than others, but the outbreak took away some of our beloved icons, trailblazers and trendsetters who had achieved tremendous success in their lifetime and were gone too soon.Here are a few who lost the battle to Covid-19.

Source

Get real time updates directly on you device, subscribe now.