Nick Cordero, who originated the role of Earl Hunterson in Waitress the Musical on Broadway, has been diagnosed with pneumonia and suspected Coronavirus, and is in intensive care.

His wife Amanda Kloots posted on Instagram that Nick is “in the ICU and now unconscious” after being diagnosed with pneumonia last week.

“My sweet husband needs your prayers please. Nick has been sick for awhile with what we were told last week was pneumonia. Unfortunately we think he was misdiagnosed and we are waiting to hear if this is in fact COVID-19. He is scared, in the ICU and now unconscious so his body can get enough oxygen. We are all trying to stay positive and strong knowing that he is in the best care.

“I miss him terribly. I’m not allowed there to visit of course and can do nothing to help him. Nick is scared too, this has gone from bad to worse. 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. Thank you to everyone who has been helping us so far you know who are and you are all angels. ”

Amanda updated her Instagram story to say the doctors have told her that Nick is stable, his oxygen levels are OK, but that they need to prepare for the long-haul, as this is the beginning. They are awaiting the results of the Coronavirus test. She sends further thanks to everyone for their thoughts and prayers.

Sara Bareilles posted on Twitter: “Sending love to Nick Cordero. Big time. Please send love love love love healing love healing love strength healing love.”