What followed were months of him being hospitalized, critically ill with the virus, and even having to have his leg amputated.
Now a co-host on “The Talk,” Kloots reflected Tuesday on dropping her husband off at the emergency room.
“I don’t even know if he said bye to Elvis or if we said, ‘love you,'” she wrote. “I told him I’d stay nearby and to call me when he’s done. We walked to The Grove to kill time. We thought it would be a couple hours.”
“That was the last day I saw Nick as Nick,” she added.
Kloots said on April 1 her husband was put on a ventilator and she was never able to speak with him again.
“To anyone, who like me, that dropped their person off at the hospital never to really ‘see’ them again, I’m thinking and praying for you today,” she wrote. “This day is just hard, there’s no other way to say it.”
Mark Kleinman is city editor, breaking major business stories and analysing what they mean for the financial sector.
He has revealed some of the biggest stories in the city in the past decade, with a string of exclusives about major takeover deals.
Before joining Sky, he was City Editor of The Sunday Telegraph.
Mark was awarded the London Press Club Business Journalist of the Year in 2011.