Amanda Kloots, who lost husband Nick Cordero to COVID-19, tests positive

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Amanda Kloots plans to return to “The Talk” after she quarantines.

Amanda Kloots, co-host of the CBS daytime talk show “The Talk,” announced Thursday via Instagram that she tested positive for COVID-19.

Kloots’ announcement comes nearly two years after her husband, Broadway actor Nick Cordero, died in July 2020 following a long battle with COVID-19. Cordero suffered lung infections and septic shock and was put into a medically induced coma after a leg amputation.

Kloots, who diligently chronicled Cordero’s fight against the virus, assured her followers that she received the coronavirus vaccine and a booster and that she would be back on the show as soon as her quarantine is over.

Amanda Kloots publicly chronicled the COVID ordeal of her actor husband, Nick Cordero. Now she has a memoir, “Live Your Life,” about optimism and its limits.


“I am feeling completely normal now and feel very grateful for that,” Kloots wrote on Instagram.

A CBS representative had no further comment on Kloots’ return to the show when reached Friday.

Kloots said she was surprised by her positive test, after she tested negative before and after a recent trip to Mexico.

‘Losing you was my biggest fear,’ wrote author and talk-show host Amanda Kloots while remembering her late husband, Broadway star Nick Cordero.

“This is the first time I’ve tested positive since the pandemic,” said Kloots, adding, “I will hopefully be back to work soon but taking this time at home with [son] Elvis to start potty training. Wish me luck as I run after a naked toddler for the next three days.”

Kloots’ fans flooded her post with heartfelt wishes, and the Instagram account for “The Talk” also commented: “It’s not the same without you ❤️ We can’t wait for your return after quarantine!”