He was so disoriented that he couldn’t find the bathroom at his own White Bear Lake home. He had a stomachache and shortness of breath. At St. John’s Hospital, his condition worsened dramatically, and doctors warned his wife that he had maybe three hours to live.
Nachito Herrera lapsed into a coma for 14 days.
“I can’t remember anything; I barely remember when they tried to put me in my car in the back seat to go to the hospital,” said Herrera, the great Cuban-American pianist who is the most famous Minnesotan to recover from COVID-19.
PHOTO – BRIAN PETERSON – STAR TRIBUNE