Amanda Kloots tested positive for COVID for the first time since the start of the pandemic, she reported on Thursday – 20 months after her husband, Broadway star Nick Cordero, died of complications from the coronavirus at age 41.
The Talk host, who is fully vaccinated and boosted, took to Instagram today to share the news of her positive test, reassuring her fans and followers that she “feels perfectly fine” but adding that she won’t be on the CBS daytime airing. show while she’s in quarantine.
Amanda, 39, admitted that her positive test result came as a “surprise,” explaining that she only tested negative a few days ago before flying back to Los Angeles from a vacation in Mexico.
“Unfortunately, I have tested positive for COVID and will be out of work for a few days until my quarantine is over,” she wrote in an Instagram caption that was accompanied by a publicity shot of the TV presenter and her fellow Talk members.
“Now I feel completely normal and very grateful for that. I am vaccinated and vaccinated, which is very reassuring to me.”
Fully vaccinated and boosted, The Talk host Amanda Kloots has tested positive for COVID, she announced on Thursday. The 39-year-old appeared on the daytime talk show on Tuesday.
Amanda shared the news of her positive test result on Instagram, posting an image of herself and her co-stars, revealing that she will be out of the show while in quarantine.
Although Amanda had been traveling the world earlier this week, she confirmed that she took every precaution when it came to testing, noting that she tested negative before flying to Mexico and tested negative again before returning home to Los Angeles.
The fitness instructor-turned-TV presenter assured her fans that she “feels completely fine,” while admitting that her COVID diagnosis came as a “surprise.”
“I recently returned from a trip to Mexico where I tested negative before leaving and before flying home, so this morning was a surprise,” she continued.
“This is the first time I’ve tested positive since the pandemic.”
The mother of one, whose son Elvis turned a year old just weeks before his father, husband Amanda Nick, passed away in July 2020, said she plans to use her time in quarantine to “start potty training” her toddler before than to jokingly ask her followers for “any advice”.
“Hopefully I’ll be back to work soon, but this time I’ll be home with Elvis to start potty training!!!!” she said. “Wish me luck as I run after a naked baby for the next three days. Any advice please leave below.
This is the first time Amanda has tested positive for COVID since the start of the pandemic in March 2020, when she made headlines around the world by documenting her husband’s terrible struggle with the virus.
The news of Amanda’s positive test comes 20 months after her husband, Broadway star Nick Cordero, died at the age of 41 from complications of the coronavirus.
Amanda is now raising the couple’s son, Elvis, as a single mother, and she said she plans to use her time in quarantine trying to potty train the toddler, who turns three in June.
Broadway star Nick, whose stage credits included Rock of Ages and The Waitress, spent 95 days in the hospital after being diagnosed with COVID-19 in late March 2020.
Amanda first revealed on March 31 that her husband was in intensive care at Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles and was “hard to breathe.” A few days later, doctors confirmed that Nick had coronavirus after testing three times, the first two of which came back negative.
Fitness instructor Amanda, who met Nick while working on Broadway as a dancer, was unable to be at her husband’s bedside at the time due to visitor restrictions due to the coronavirus.
During his months-long hospitalization, Amanda continued to update her followers on her husband’s condition, revealing that his symptoms worsened severely shortly after he was hospitalized, prompting doctors to put him on a ventilator.
At first, the artist’s health stabilized in the hospital, but on April 10, Amanda announced that her husband was “fighting for his life.”
In the hours that followed, Amanda was told that Nick needed immediate emergency surgery after it was discovered that the ventilator he had been placed on to support his heart and lungs was blocking blood flow to his right leg.
The TV presenter recently returned from a pre-birthday trip in Mexico, but she insisted her COVID test be negative before flying back to Los Angeles.
Amanda spent a few days in Cabo, Mexico before returning to hosting duties on The Talk earlier this week; however, she will miss the show for a few days while in quarantine
Nick emerged from the operation alive, but Amanda then said that he was “fighting” and remained in a medically induced coma.
The following week, on April 18, the star had to have his right leg amputated due to blood clots.
On April 24, Amanda shared that Nick tested negative for COVID-19, but hours later, doctors were forced to install a temporary pacemaker after he started having arrhythmias.
Amanda said that the father of one child contracted a lung infection that spread into his bloodstream, causing septic shock. While hospitalized, Nick also suffered numerous other complications, including two minor strokes.
Nick passed away on July 5th.
In the 20 months following his death, Amanda continued to honor her husband by documenting her life as a single mother to their son Elvis, who turns three this June.
Amanda’s husband Nick passed away on July 5, 2020 after spending 95 days in a Los Angeles hospital battling complications from COVID.
Last month, she shared a video of her late husband feeding their son Elvis, which was filmed in January 2020, and opened up about her ongoing grieving process.
“I think the most important lesson we learn from losing a life is how to move on with life,” she wrote.
“There have been a lot of losses lately, and it really made me think about what death teaches us? What lessons can we learn? Maybe this is the stage of grief I’m going through, I don’t know, but I’m in the phase of throwing caution to the wind!
“My friend said to me, ‘You don’t have to label it!’ Another friend of mine suggested, “You should feel invincible!” I love both of these ideas, feel invincible without any labels!
“So it really got me thinking, ‘How can I live every day to the fullest?’ First, stop holding yourself back. Don’t wait until tomorrow. Say yes. Be a little wild or very wild! Be brave, take risks, go on a journey, do whatever I want to try, even if I don’t know what I’m doing.
‘Smile. Take control of my life. Create the life I want to live!!! CREATE the life I want to LIVE.”