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Broadway star Nick Cordero's wife gives update after MRI: 'This is the marathon'

Amanda Kloots provided an update after her husband, Nick Cordero, had an MRI so doctors can "further investigate what’s going on with his brain and spine."
Nick Cordero and Amanda Kloots
Nick Cordero’s wife, Amanda Kloots, provided an update after the the Broadway star had an MRI. D Dipasupil / FilmMagic
/ Source: TODAY

Nick Cordero still has a long way to go as he continues to battle complications from the coronavirus and heal from his recent surgery, but his wife says she has “a lot of hope.”

Amanda Kloots took to her Instagram Stories Tuesday to update fans and followers on the Broadway star’s progress.

“OK, guys, I just heard from the hospital and the doctors — things are going pretty well,” the fitness instructor explained. “Nick is being slowly weaned off some medicines and machines, which is a really great progress.”

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That news comes days after Cordero had one of his legs amputated due to blood clots that formed while he spent weeks unconscious and on a ventilator in the ICU at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. The 41-year-old has yet to wake up.

“Mental status is still unchanged,” Kloots said, adding that doctors now want to do an MRI “as soon as possible.”

“They want to make sure that he’s in good condition to do that,” she continued, “But they want to get him down to an MRI to further investigate what’s going on with his brain and spine, just to cover all bases. So that should be happening sometime soon.”

Later on Tuesday, Kloots provided another update after they got the results back from the MRI.

"We got a pretty good report back from the MRI," she said during a series of Instagram Stories. "There doesn't look to be anything that is inflicting Nick from waking up which is a really good sign."

Waiting to hear more details from his neurologist, Kloots added that in the meantime, they are making progress, taking him off all blood pressure medicine and working to lower his dependence on ventilators.

"What they found wasn't anything that they feel is restricting him from waking up so the doctor just reassured me again that this is the marathon," she shared. "We are in it to win it. It could be today, it could be tomorrow, it could be a week... could be months. We just need him to wake up."

Until then, she continues to urge everyone to “Sing. Pray. Talk. Believe.” — and to dance for her husband. In fact, she included dozens of clips of friends, fans and fellow stars doing just that — dancing to Cordero’s song “Live Your Life” alongside the hashtag “#WakeUpNick.”

“For the first time in a couple of days, (I’m) feeling like things are slowly progressing,” Kloots said earlier in the day. “So, I have a lot of hope and a lot of, you know, I’m feeling like things are going in a good way.”

That hope comes on the heels of a long struggle.

On April 1, Kloots told her followers on Instagram that the “Waitress” star had fallen ill and had been diagnosed with pneumonia. Further testing revealed he had COVID-19.

In an update 17 days later, she announced that Cordero would require surgery to amputate his right leg. She told TODAY’s Kathy Park: “It was life or leg, and we had to choose life. I choose life.”

Then, on Sunday, Kloots posted a video of the pair performing a choreographed routine at their wedding and vowed, “We WILL dance again.”

This article was originally published April 22, 2020 at 9:26 a.m. ET.