Canadian stage star Nick Cordero to lose leg in fight against COVID-19
Hamilton-raised Broadway star Nick Cordero's right leg must be amputated due to complications from COVID-19.
His wife Amanda Kloots says the blood stopped flowing to Cordero's leg after he was put on an ECMO machine.
The dancer-turned-celebrity personal trainer announced earlier this month that Cordero tested positive for COVID-19 in a Los Angeles hospital.
At the time, she said he was unconscious and on a ventilator, but showing signs of improvement.
Kloots has said Cordero recently got a new infection in his lung, which caused his fever to spike, blood pressure to drop and heart to go into an irregular pattern.
She says that's when doctors put him on the ECMO machine, as well as dialysis to support his kidneys.
This report by The Canadian Press was first published April 18, 2020.