Broadway star Nick Cordero was removed from a ventilator after successfully undergoing a breathing tube insertion procedure, said his wife.
Tony Award nominee Cordero was placed in intensive care shortly after being admitted to a Los Angeles hospital in March with coronavirus.
Last month, the 41-year-old had a leg amputation due to complications from the disease and was on a ventilator after his lungs were “badly damaged”.
His wife Amanda Kloots shared updates with fans on social media and revealed on Friday that a tracheostomy tube had been successfully inserted into his neck, allowing him to detach from the ventilator.
Kloots said on Instagram: “We have been trying to do this for Nick for so many weeks now and it was only stalling and regrowing because of his health and now he was finally quite healthy today to get the trach and the fan is off.
“It’s just incredible news because we really needed this to get it out of this fan.” I think he will feel better, even feeling subconsciously better.
“I hope it’s just a good sign for a good recovery day ahead and for him to wake up and just have this relief from the pressure in his throat.” Thank God.”
Cordero, the father of a child, was admitted to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles after being tested positive for Covid-19.
His wife led the #WakeUpNick campaign, which was supported by several celebrities, including his close friend actor Zach Braff.
Cordero played a Mafia soldier in 2014, Broadets show Bullets Over Broadway, for which he received a Tony nomination for best actor in a musical.
Her television roles include Blue Bloods and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.