Connect with us

General Hospital

30

Chad Duell Reveals Health Scare That Kept Him Away From Taping Episodes of General Hospital

Courtesy/StateofMind

When Robert Adamson recently replaced Chad Duell again as GH’s Michael Corinthos shortly after he had subbed for him previously; fans began to wonder if the actor had contracted Covid-19 again.

However, in the latest episode of Maurice Benard’s (Sonny Corinthos, GH) State of Mind series, Chad revealed it was a health scare involving his heart that kept him away from taping episodes.

Courtesy/StateofMind

Duell explained to Benard, that he thought he had COVID, but was testing negative: “I had the symptoms of it: the fever, the cough, a weird headache, and I have had COVID a number of times before. On the fourth day, all of a sudden, my chest started hurting unbelievably bad. I felt like I was having a heart attack. Holy crap. It was so painful, I thought if I have COVID, it probably went to my chest. I should go to the hospital.”

When Chad went to the hospital they ran blood tests for his troponin levels to determine whether he had a heart attack, and later performed an angiogram.

According to Chad, the doctors told him that he had, “acute myocarditis, which is inflammation of the heart muscles” that can occur after exposure to a virus. Duell added, “Like Covid and after 3 months after you have had it, sometimes people can get this inflammation of the heart. It’s a long term Covid affect and some people get in their brains.”

Photo: ABC

Chad went on to day to share with Benard that the condition, “Goes away on its own. I took medication, but I thought I was dying.  I can’t tell you the pain I felt. I was taking morphine and it wasn’t doing anything.  So I was scared, man.”  He added, “When you think you might die, you start to reevaluate some things … see what’s important.”  As of now, Duell shares, though he has to take it easy, he is feeling better.

In addition, during his State of Mind appearance, Chad reflects on being single for the first time in several years since his break-up with Y&R’s Courtney Hope (Sally).  He shares he has been getting to understand and know himself better though his time without being in a relationship.

Watch Chad and Maurice on ;State of Mind; below. Then let us know, were you surprised to hear of Chad’s health scare with his heart? Comment below.

Leave a comment | 30 Comments
Advertisement

30

avatar
12 Comment threads
18 Thread replies
5 Followers
 
Most reacted comment
Hottest comment thread
17 Comment authors
PatrickLonnieFrancesRGreg Recent comment authors
newest oldest
Soaphound
Guest
Soaphound

I’m glad they caught the problem and hope he continues in good health. But I will say I really enjoyed Robert Adamson’s Michael. He’s a good and subtle actor, ridiculously handsome, and likable. Considering how odious Michael has become, that’s no small feat.

Violet Lemm
Guest
Violet Lemm

Souphound
I too enjoyed Robt.Anderson but he just didn’t have that insufferable arrogance that Chad has perfected so well. Sometimes I wonder if I’ll ever like him again.

whynot
Guest
whynot

I’m glad he’s OK but man if you listen to the video, he’s not the sharpest knife in the drawer. If you’re feeling that poorly, GO TO THE DOCTOR.

Brian B.
Guest
Brian B.

I suspected he was dealing w/something beyond COVID. Hope he fully recovers & can return to a normal routine.

Michael
Guest
Michael

I’m glad Chad is okay, but state of mind has become unwatchable.

Rebecca1
Guest
Rebecca1

The problem is Maurice; he interrupts all the time and he spends half the time mocking GH.

Michael
Guest
Michael

I agree.

Rebecca1
Guest
Rebecca1

It’s so disrespectful to the viewer. He’s not really into the show now, but that makes us look like fools for investing time in it and can discourage younger actors from wanting to be a part of the show. He could say, instead, “the genre has been great to me; I’ve loved it. Soon I’ll be passing the baton and I know you guys will do it justice…” (lol; well, that’s what I’d say. I’d give the genre and the fans the respect instead of belittling it just because this part of his career is taking a new direction. Don’t… Read more »

sal
Guest
sal

Honestly, this is how I felt about Steve Burton, regarding his attitude about the show. I know he was grateful to have the job but one I heard him say on his podcast that he doesn’t watch “that shit.” I guess its known that he doesn’t watch the show but I felt like crap for investing anytime on it.

Rebecca1
Guest
Rebecca1

Wow! Did he say that? I tried to google it but didn’t find anything. He always seems very savvy about not criticizing GH or ABC. He’s smart that way; not burning any bridges….

But, yes, that’s my point. If an actor on a show doesn’t have enthusiasm for it, or mocks it, then you feel like a sap for watching it! lol…It takes an extra effort to suspend disbelief and just get into the character…blocking the actor and his words.

Jacqueline
Guest
Jacqueline

Yes he does

Rebecca1
Guest
Rebecca1

The only “young person” who’s new on the show that Maurice is working with is the actor playing Dex. The actor playing Rory is new, too, but they don’t have scenes together. So, sounds like he’s ranting about Evan Hofer (Dex). Either way, I think it’s tacky to talk about on his show.

Maurice talks too much; he always brings the conversation to himself and barely lets the person he’s interviewing finish their thought.

Bit
Guest
Bit

Yes..agree! Poor Maurice…hes not knowing when to quit! Hes never really been a favorite actor…one dimentional. And….really tacky to disrespect a show that gave him a million chances over the years and a very good living

Rebecca1
Guest
Rebecca1

Yep; he’s able to sell his autobiography to a built-in audience, one who also follows his State Of Mind show, because of the fans being on GH has brought him. It also allowed him a steady, high income, and a company that allowed him to incorporate his mental health experience into the show…

Greg
Guest
Greg

I agree Maurice should not be mocking GH. He is not a good actor. He cannot get through a scene without fumbling, stumbling and stuttering over his lines. Who else would employ an actor that does this!

Violet Lemm
Guest
Violet Lemm

Rebecca1
Maurice is a little full of himself as well as when he’s playing Sonny. He just plays a guy giving everyone his advice whether they want or ask for it. El Patron’,can’t find right punctuation for this. Anyway, I think you get what I mean.

Rebecca1
Guest
Rebecca1

Hi Violet; LOL; I guess art imitates life with Sonny/Maurice.

Lonnie
Guest
Lonnie

If you want to see Maurice’s range as an actor try finding Lucy & Desi: Before the Laughter tv move 1991. Brings new meaning to CRINGE.

Harry
Guest
Harry

Hey Rebecca! My feeling is he is talking about the hugely talented Nicholas Chavez (Spencer) who is the breakout star of GH. Spencer and Sonny have had scenes together.

Rebecca1
Guest
Rebecca1

Hi Harry! Long time… You could be right! I didn’t think of Nicholas Chavez. Seems though, that Maurice is very friendly with Marcus Coloma who plays Nikolas, and in turn Marcus is very friendly with Nicholas Chavez…so he doesn’t have a problem with him. Rumor has it that Maurice is very particular about his scene partners and feels a need to tell them how to play their roles…and he’s used to being looked up to…. On another note, I know that Chavez is getting heaps of praise and I’m probably in the minority, but I’m not as thrilled. While he’s… Read more »

Sha'Nyeeta
Guest
Sha'Nyeeta

Poor Chad I hope he is feeling better! That is so scary.

Manny
Guest
Manny

I wonder who on the show “newer younger persons” that Maurice is referring. Apparently someone is not showing the regular elders respect..
Actually that has nothing to do with a show it’s that way in real life now. Many of the younger generation thinks they are due the privileges … entitled? Not!

Frannie
Guest
Frannie

Not all but many in this younger generation has no respect for older adults.

Jacqueline
Guest
Jacqueline

Scary. Glad he’s ok now.

Sharyl
Guest
Sharyl

That’s terrible so sorry you had to deal not to mention your brake up I don’t like Sally and you can do better next time . Make a deal with yourself that you don’t get with someone who can live with out you and find someone who love you forever and can work out thing instead of leaving . Know yourself better don’t make a promise you can t keep . Trust me kids can’t deal with this either . Be true to yourself before your can be true to another person. Life can flip on a dime . Always… Read more »

Violet Lemm
Guest
Violet Lemm

Sharyl
Are you the resident marriage counselor? I bet Chad has been waiting and hoping that a fan would come along with all this much needed advice. First of all you don’t know Chad nor Courtney whom you claim to dislike. Iam not crazy about “Sally” either but she and Courtney Hope are two different people who are probably not alike at all. Chad seems to be doing better so cool your jets,lady.

Lonnie
Guest
Lonnie

Sharyl…a “brake” is on your car and to break up is hopefully what you are trying to say. And, I don’t think you can fit another cliche in you response.

R
Guest
R

jab?

Frances
Guest
Frances

Maurice has become too arrogant to watch anymore. I quit watching his YouTube series. Have respect for the show that made you as popular as you are. Maybe ABC Disney and GH should do some serious contemplation when his contract next comes up for renewal.

Patrick
Guest
Patrick

One can only imagine what he truly stews and festers over… scared to death ? Take some acting lesson, you clearly have no way with women, no acting skill. Can’t go out without catching covid, ” I have had covid a numbers of times. Jeepers. You’re way too old to be hiding behind, hot mess’ sonny and Carly. OH well, your show stinks with or without you.

General Hospital

B&B Favorite Alley Mills Joins General Hospital in Mystery Role

Actress Alley Mills, best known to soap opera fans for her role as Pam Douglas (oh, those lemon bars) on The Bold and the Beautiful, has joined the cast of ABC’s General Hospital.

The news comes in the latest issue of Soap Opera Digest on newsstands everywhere on Friday.

According to SOD, Mills will be playing a mystery role and will first appear later this month on GH.

Previously, Alley previously played the late Stephanie Forrester’s (Susan Flannery) sister on B&B from 2006-2019, and was last seen on the soap in 2021.

Mills is also beloved by primetime fans for her role in the original version of the sitcom, The Wonder Years as Norma Arnold.

So, who do you think Alley will be playing on GH? Weigh-in via the comment section below.

Continue Reading

General Hospital

GH’s Avery Pohl on Esme’s Return: “She’s Using Her Time Wisely and Waiting For The Right Moment to Strike”

Next week, Esme Prince (Avery Pohl) is back lurking around Port Charles.  When viewers last saw Esme, she went over the parapet at Wyndemere during a showdown with Ava (Maura West).

For months, GH fans have been eagerly awaiting to see just how and when Esme would return to get revenge, or find out what she is after.  From the latest issue of Soap Opera Digest on newsstands now, it looks like the wait is over.

In dishing with SOD on her on-screen return, Pohl shared that Esme is, “essentially on the run.”  However, she adds, “Esme is aware of the circumstances she’s put herself in.  She is aware that people are going to to be after her.  She’s not dumb.”

Just what’s in store for Nikolas (Marcus Coloma), Ava, Trina (Tabyana Ali), Spencer (Nicholas Alexander Chavez) and Ryan (Jon Lindstrom) now that Esme is back?

As Esme’s plan begins to reveal itself, Pohl shares: “Before she goes right back into the thick of it, she scopes things out.  She’s using her time wisely and waiting for the right moment to strike.”

So, are you glad that finally Avery Pohl is back on GH as Esme? What do you hope happens next? Who do you think is Esme’s biological mother? Do you want her to get her comeuppance from the Cassadine clan and Trina? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.

Continue Reading

General Hospital

GH’s Nancy Lee Grahn Shares Excerpt From Her Upcoming Memoir

In celebration of beginning her 27th year as Alexis Davis on General Hospital, two-time Daytime Emmy-winner, Nancy Lee Grahn, decided to mark the occasion by revealing to her longtime fans an excerpt from her upcoming memoir due out in 2023.

Taking to her official Facebook page, Nancy shared the excerpt starting with contained some of the back-history of her soap opera alter-ego : “I play the role of Alexis Davis. I am a public defender, prosecutor, personnel injury, civil, malpractice, tax and family attorney. I am the bastard child of Mikos Cassadine who died after being thrown into his own weather machine which he designed to freeze the world. My mother, Kristen Bergman was a famous opera singer whose throat was slit by my father’s wife, Helena. Unhappy with the turn of events, I hurled my frail 75 year old stepmother off a five hundred foot parapet slamming her onto jagged rock only for her to walk away unscathed. Even more determined, I shoved her off a thousand foot cliff into the frigid subzero ocean. Helena not only survived unscathed, she apparently scaled 1000 feet up the cliff and continued to wreak havoc on Port Charles.”

Nancy closed the excerpt with some special acknowledgements: “Always so grateful to have an ongoing contract, my own parking space and people I’ve never met who come up to me regularly and tell me how much younger I look in person. It’s a gift that I have been able to and still get to do what I love to do for such a gloriously long time. I love my job the most because it is the job that gave me the security I needed to greenlight Kate as a single mother, raise her while being able to give her the things I dreamed of giving her, put her through school all the way through college, and will hopefully allow me to spoil my grandchildren. The enormous love & gratitude I have for ABC and Disney for allowing me the privilege of working for them is immeasurable. But the real truth is without the support from all of you, this day would not be what it is. As always, I see you and thank you.”

Make sure to read the entire excerpt.  Now let us know, are you looking forward to what Nancy will share in her upcoming memoir? Share your thoughts in the comment section.

Continue Reading
Advertisement
Advertisement

Video du Jour

DAYS Billy Flynn (Chad), Greg Rikaart (Le0) and Mary Beth Evans (Kayla) talk with Michael Fairman on the series move to Peacock and their latest storylines.. Leave A Comment
Advertisement

The Michael Channel

Advertisement

Recent Comments

Advertisement

Power Performance

Billy Flynn as Chad

Days of our Lives

Airdate: 9-29-2022

Advertisement
Advertisement

Popular