Nick Cordero wakes up from coma after amputation

Bullets Over Broadway star Nick Cordero has woken up from a medically induced coma, according to his wife, Amanda Kloots. Cordero is officially on the road to recovery nearly six weeks after he was hospitalized with COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus, and placed in a medically induced coma days later. The Broadway star also suffered from a stroke, sepsis, lung infection, and blood clots, resulting in a leg amputation. “Guys, we might have to change our hashtag to #CodeRocky because Nick, Dada, is awake!” Kloots announced on her Instagram Story, referencing the term medical professionals use when a patient is on their way to recovery.

On Wednesday, she spoke to Michael Strahan on Good Morning America and shared more details about the incredible news. Kloots says the first indication that her husband was waking up came as a gift to her on her very first Mother’s Day. “If he answers a question with a yes, he looks up, and with a no, he looks down,” she explained. “So, to hear the doctor say ‘We see these early, early signs, but I think it’s happening,’ was a huge relief.”

Kloots, along with their 11-month-old son, Elvis, has been championing Cordero online with the hashtag #WakeUpNick. Every day at 3 p.m., the fitness trainer and former Rockette host an Instagram Live, where she and fans sing and dance to Cordero’s original song “Live Your Life.” His Waitress castmates even collaborated on the song to help raise money for his ongoing medical bills. The GoFundMe has since raised $517,420 of its $480,000 goal. For now, she’s trying out a new hashtag: #NickIsWoke.