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Canadian Broadway actor Nick Cordero in hospital undergoing COVID-19 test

In this April 10, 2014 file photo, actor Nick Cordero attends the after party for the opening night of "Bullets Over Broadway" in New York. Hamilton-raised Broadway star Cordero is in hospital undergoing a test for COVID-19 after being admitted with pneumonia. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Photo by Brad Barket/Invision/AP, File
April 02, 2020 - 12:46 PM

Hamilton-raised Broadway star Nick Cordero is in hospital in Los Angeles undergoing tests for COVID-19 after being admitted with pneumonia.

His wife, dancer-turned-celebrity personal trainer Amanda Kloots, made the announcement on her Instagram account Wednesday.

She told The Canadian Press via Instagram messenger Thursday afternoon that he was still unconscious and in stable condition with a breathing tube.

She said they were awaiting the result of a second coronavirus test, after the first one came back negative. She said doctors believe the first test result was wrong and are treating him with COVID-19 medication.

In a post that included a photo of Cordero holding their nine-month-old boy Elvis, Kloots said he had been sick for a while with what they were told last week was pneumonia.

Kloots wrote that Cordero, with whom she lives in L.A., was in the intensive care unit and "unconscious so his body can get enough oxygen."

She told The Canadian Press via Instagram messenger Thursday afternoon that he was still unconscious and in stable condition with a breathing tube at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.

She said they were awaiting the result of a second coronavirus test, after the first one came back negative. She said doctors believe the first test result was wrong and were treating him with COVID-19 medication.

Kloots, who hails from Ohio, also told followers on her Instagram story that she needs to prepare herself "for the long haul" because they're "at the beginning of this."

Cordero was nominated for a Tony Award for his role in "Bullets Over Broadway," and a Drama Desk Award for his role in the musical "A Bronx Tale."

He grew up in Hamilton's west end and attended Ryerson University for acting.

"Nick is scared too, this has gone from bad to worse," Kloots wrote in the Instagram post, which also noted that she wasn't allowed to be at his bedside during this time.

"He isn't allowed to eat or drink, he is very weak and having a hard time breathing. Elvis and I are feeling completely fine. My hubby is fighting like a champ but this is serious. Please stay home everybody."

This report by The Canadian Press was first published April 2, 2020.

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