On Saturday (18 April), Cordero’s wife Amanda Kloots explained on her Instagram Story that she and her husband had received “difficult news”.
She said that blood thinners doctors were using to help clotting in Cordero’s leg had sparked internal bleeding in his intestines.
“We took him off blood thinners but that again was going to cause some clotting in the right leg, so the right leg will be amputated today,” Kloots said.
Kloots, who has a 10-month-old son with the actor, has been keeping her followers regularly updated on Cordero’s health since he was hospitalised in Los Angeles on 31 March.
The actor, who is best known for his work in Broadway productions of Waitress and Bullets Over Broadway, was initially diagnosed with pneumonia, before testing positive for coronavirus.
While being treated in intensive care for a lung infection and fever, which caused a dangerous drop in blood pressure, he was placed on life support. He has remained unconscious in recovery since.
On Thursday (16 April), Kloots said on Instagram: “I’m exhausted and so tired, and we are doing our best over here to hold down the fort.”
A number of Cordero’s friends have used social media to express their love for the actor, sharing videos alongside the hashtag #WakeUpNick.