BROADWAY star Nick Cordero’s wife says she "didn’t get to give him a kiss" before he fell into a coma with the coronavirus.
Amanda Kloots detailed the heartbreaking last time she saw her husband before he was admitted to the hospital.
Amanda told CBS This Morning: "This is one of the saddest parts. We thought I would see him in two hours.
"I said I'm going to take Elvis for a walk, and call me when you want me to come pick you up.
"So I didn't even give him a kiss or a hug.
"We were also kind of self isolating from him, cause we have this 10-month-old baby. And I couldn't get sick. I'm still breastfeeding"
Nick called her to tell he was being admitted, Amanda relayed.
The Tony Award-nominated actor had never been in the hospital and had no preexisting conditions, Amanda said.
The only time she was ever in the hospital was to give birth to their son, Elvis.
Amanda admitted: "So anytime I hear you're admitted, I get a little nervous."
Very early the next morning they spoke again.
This time Nick said doctors wanted to put him on a ventilator.
He said: "He called and said I love you, and that I was a little scared."
Amanda remembered feeling terrified and said "I didn't even completely understand what all of this meant."
Since then the virus lead an infection in Nick's lungs, which spread to his blood.
He later went into "a little bit of a septic shock" after developing a fever.
Over the weekend, Amanda told fans Nick tested negative for Covid-19 but needs surgery to fit a pacemaker to stop his heart rate dropping.
The 41-year-old actor also had his right leg amputated after virus complications caused him to suffer blood flow issues.
Amanda admitted making this call was extremely difficult.
She told Gayle King: "He's a dancer. He's an actor. He's a performer.
"It was not an easy decision to make."
Still Amanda is incredibly optimistic about her husband's recovery.
She said: "I feel like there is an army of people behind him, behind us.
"And I just believe, I get chills saying it, that he will wake up."
She and his fans have been singing his song, Live Your Life, everyday and using the hashtag #WakeUpNick to encourage him.
Amanda said he'll love knowing one day everyone was playing his song, and it even was on the radio.
She added: "I go to the hospital everyday. I stand outside of Cedars.
"I play Nick's song, and I cheer him on from outside of Cedars Sinai every day."
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