The cast of Broadway’s “Waitress” is serving hope for actor Nick Cordero with a new video.
Sara Bareilles and a few of Cordero’s former co-stars dropped a cover of his song “Live Your Life” on Sunday — featuring Jessie Mueller, Keala Settle and Kimiko Glenn, among others — to help raise money for his hospital bills.
The actor, who played Earl in the 2016 musical, has spent weeks in a coma resulting from complications due to COVID-19.
Cordero entered intensive care at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles on March 31 with what doctors first thought was pneumonia. After testing positive for the coronavirus and being put on a ventilator, he has since suffered a series of setbacks including the amputation of his right leg and a recent lung infection. He has now twice tested negative for the coronavirus.
His wife, Amanda Kloots, frequently gives updates on Cordero’s health on social media, and has in recent weeks encouraged fans and friends to record themselves singing the Elvis Presley song “Got a Lot o’ Livin’ To Do!” and “Live Your Life” with the hashtag #WakeUpNick.
The GoFundMe page for Cordero’s medical expenses has raised more than $450,000 so far.
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