Amanda Kloots, a former Radio City Rockette who is married to the Tony-nominated star, reported the development Tuesday in an Instagram story with their 11-month-old son, Elvis.
“Nick, Dada, is awake Yay!,” she said in the clip, above.
“I asked the doctor today, ‘Can we say he’s awake?’” Kloots said, per NBC News. “He is awake. It’s just that Nick is so weak right now that even opening his eyes, closing his eyes, takes out, like, all of his energy.”
Cordero has been sedated since April 1 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. His right leg was removed last month because of blood clots, and he has endured septic shock, two “mini strokes,” kidney dialysis, and the insertion of a temporary pacemaker, Kloots reported previously.
While Cordero, 41, has begun to respond to commands and has pulled through like a “true superhero,” Kloots said his rehab will be arduous.
“It’s a very long road still … but we are in the beginning of recovery and him waking up,” Kloots said, per CBS News. “What a miracle.”
Cordero, the Tony-nominated star of “Bullets Over Broadway,” also appeared in “Waitress” and “A Bronx Tale: The Musical” on Broadway.
“This disease does not only [affect] old people,” Kloots warned. “This is real. A perfectly healthy 41 year old man! Bring awareness to his story. STAY HOME! FOLLOW GUIDELINES! ”
- Stay up to date with our live blog as we cover the COVID-19 pandemic
- What happens if we end social distancing too soon?
- What you need to know about face masks right now
- Will there be a second stimulus check?
- Lost your job due to coronavirus? Here’s what you need to know.
- Why it takes so long to make a coronavirus vaccine
- Parenting during the coronavirus crisis?
- The HuffPost guide to working from home
- What coronavirus questions are on your mind right now? We want to help you find answers.
Everyone deserves accurate information about COVID-19. Support journalism without a paywall — and keep it free for everyone — by becoming a HuffPost member today.