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Nick Cordero's health 'going downhill' with lung infection after brief recovery, reveals tearful wife Amanda

'I am asking again for all the prayers, mega-prayers, right now,' she said to her followers on social media
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In a tearful update, Nick Cordero’s wife Amanda Kloots has shared that the actor’s health condition is “going downhill” after experiencing a “small win” in recovery from deadly coronavirus. The 41-year-old is in hospital for weeks after his leg had to be amputated on April 18 post-Covid-19 complications.

"Nick has had a bad morning. Unfortunately, things are going downhill at the moment, so I am asking again for all the prayers, mega-prayers, right now,” Kloots told her followers on her Instagram Story on Wednesday, May 20, as she explained to them that she won't be able to appear on her daily Instagram Live video. 

“Please cheer and please pray for Nick today, and I know that this virus is not going to get him down. It's not how his story ends, so just keep us in your thoughts and prayers today. Thank you,” Kloots, who has 10-month-old son Elvis Eduardo with Cordero, continued while wiping a tear off her eye.

Though it was not clear from Kloot’s update what exactly is Cordero's condition, she did share an Instagram Story post on late Tuesday night, May 19, where she said Cordero was having issues with an infarction in his left lung. “Nicks right lung is looking better. For two days it's been clear! The left lung is the same. So the left lung is still causing issues that we need to get clear. PRAYERS FOR LEFT LUNG CLEARING!” she captioned the post that came along with a picture of the Tony-nominated actor.

Amanda Kloots and Nick Cordero attend the Beyond Yoga x Amanda Kloots Collaboration Launch Event (Noam Galai/Getty Images)

This latest update comes a few days after Kloots, who is a fitness instructor, revealed Cordero had gained consciousness after remaining in a coma for several weeks. Taking to Instagram, she had said: Nick is awake. He is extremely weak, so weak that he can’t close his mouth. But he is following commands, which means mental status is coming back! This is a long road, a very long road.”

“Guys we might have to change our hashtag. Nick, dada, is awake! Finally confirmed after two days of, 'Is he doing this?' You get so excited, the nurses are like, 'We think this is happening.' The doctor confirmed today that, 'Yep, I think Nick is awake.' And I was like, 'Oh my God',” she continued, adding: “Everything is looking good finally. It's so hard with this whole thing. You don't want to get yourself too excited because it's been such a road. What a miracle.”

However, on May 15, Kloots also mentioned that though the ‘Mob Town’ star has gained consciousness, he is still on a ventilator due to the ongoing lung infection. “There’s a new hashtag in town and it is #OffTheVent because if we can make this happen, like we did with #WakeUpNick, that will mean that this infection in Nick’s lungs is gone, or not necessarily gone, but better, and that means we can get him off the ventilator,” she told the fans in her Instagram Story.

Kloots added: “We are still dealing with this lingering infection in Nick’s lung. This infection that is leftover from when he went into septic shock the last time is still in his lungs and just kind of sitting there. They are doing everything they can to clean it out every day but it’s just not getting better.

“Nick is fighting for his life every day in that ICU and I know he isn’t giving up. We’re not giving up. Nobody is giving up. This infection is gonna go away and he is gonna get off that ventilator. And that’s the only mindset that I have right now.”

Cordero, who starred in ‘Waitress’ and ‘Rock of Ages’, had been admitted to the intensive care unit at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, California, on March 31. Initially, he was misdiagnosed with pneumonia. However, later he tested positive for Covid-19, Kloots had revealed at the time.