Broadway star Nick Cordero has awoken from his coma according to his wife Amanda Kloots.
“I asked the doctor today, ‘Can we say he is awake?'” said Kloots, while holding their infant son, Elvis. “He is awake!”
Kloots clarified that her husband is still weak and “even opening his eyes and closing his eyes takes all of his energy.”
“He is extremely weak, so weak that he can’t close his mouth,” she added in a note on her Instagram Story. “But he is following commands which means his mental status is coming back. This is a long road, a very long road. We are on our way.”
Cordero recently underwent an amputation surgery on one of his legs due to blood clotting, which was a complication of COVID-19. He underwent the surgical procedure last and was put in a medically induced coma immediately afterward.
A GoFundMe page was created to raise funds for his mounting medical costs, with a goal of $450,000. So far, more than $500,000 has been raised by over 8,000 donors. Meanwhile, the hashtag #wakeupnick is being widely used to spread a positive message of hope on social media.
(via Hollywood Reporter; photo: Avalon)