NICK Cordero’s wife Amanda Kloots clapped back at haters who shamed her for promoting her business as the broadway star continues to fight for his life.
The 41-year-old Tony nominee has been battling an intense case of coronavirus that has put him in the ICU for 91 days as of Friday.
Amanda, 38, has built her fitness brand, AK!, over the past four years and advertised a 4th of July special for her line of yoga mats.
According to the entrepreneur, she has received a lot of backlash for choosing to post about her career as her husband remains in the hospital.
On Friday, she posted to her Instagram Stories about the “negativity” she’s received on her social media page as she’s unsure if Nick will “ever be able to work again.”
“My husband has been in the ICU for 91 days. We don’t know if he’ll make it. I hope and pray every single day of my life that he does.
“But, if he does make it, I don’t know when he’ll be able to work again.
“I am a business owner. I’ve had my fitness business for four years. I’ve worked every single day of my life.
“I’ve never not worked. I work hard and I’m proud of that,” she said to her followers.
She continued to defend herself against critics: “There’s a lot in my life that is uncertain right now. I have a family. I have bills.
“I have no idea what Nick’s hospital bills are going to be. I haven’t even tried to wrap my head around that yet.
“I have a mortgage. I have a car payment. I have a son that is one-years-old that I want to send to college one day, or at least give him whatever I can,” Amanda – who shares one-year-old son Elvis Eduardo with Nick, added.
Who is Nick Cordero and how is he doing after his coronavirus battle?
Broadway star Nick Cordero contracted coronavirus on March 20 of this year according to his wife Amanda Kloots.
The Tony Award-nominated actor for Bullets over Broadway has been in the ICU since late March, with his other half keeping fans updated on his progress.
He was hospitalized in ICU after doctors first misdiagnosed him with pneumonia.
Doctors were not only forced to amputate his right leg because of blood clots, but the Broadway star has also had to undergo stem cell treatment to strengthen his lungs.
Nick’s wife Amanda, who is single-handedly raising their one-year-old son Elvis while Nick is ill, regularly takes to Instagram to update fans on his condition.
Nick has spent a total of 91 days in ICU since he was infected with the coronavirus.
“So, I will work. I will continue to work. I will continue to create and I’ll continue to try to share that with people.
“I work hard and I’m proud of that and I should never have to apologize for that. No woman should,” Amanda assured.
The Bullets Over Broadway star has been fighting for his life in the ICU at Cedars-Sinai hospital in LA after being diagnosed with coronavirus in April.
After a series of ups and downs over the past three months, Amanda said on June 22 that the actor is now “much more alert.”
She told her Instagram followers: “He was having such a great day.
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“He was more alert than I’ve seen him in a while and he was really following [with] his eyes a lot.”
However, she most recently shared that she fears her husband of three years will need a double lung transplant in order to recover.
On Thursday, she told CBS This Morning host Gayle King that “a lot of things would have to line up” in order for Nick to receive the transplant.
“That is most likely the possibility. A 99 percent chance that he would be needing that in order to live the kind of life that I know my husband would want to live,” Amanda said.