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ESPN's General Hospital Super Fan Stephen A. Smith Makes A Return To Port Charles!

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One of the most famous sports commentators out there, ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith visited the set of his favorite show, General Hospital this week!

Smith, who has spoken about his love for the characters of Sonny (Maurice Benard) and Carly (Laura Wright)  on his talk show First Take, is making another appearance on the ABC daytime drama series, and the news all unfolded on social media.  The last time Smith appeared on GH was back in 2007 during the Metro Court disaster as a reporter covering the long hostage crisis!  This time, we don’t know what story brings Smith back into the fold, and if he will play himself, or someone else.

Maurice Benard posted a video of himself with Smith from the set.  The Daytime Emmy-winning actor asked Smith how excited he was to be back, and Stephen A. admitted he was a bit nervous.  Then Benard said, “You’re not going to disappoint  … you’re going to be the greatest. I guarantee you that.”    Later, Maurice posted a tweet that said, “I had the best time working with @stephenasmith today. He’s truly a natural. Not Denzel yet, but getting there. ”

However, Stephen A. was also excited to tweet a photo with Laura Wright which he posted with the message:  “Damn, I’m a lucky man. On the set of General Hospital right now and look who decided to take a pic with Me?!!”   To which Laura responded, “So great seeing you! Come back soon!”  In addition, Smith was impressed with meeting GH’s Matt Cohen (Griffin) when he tweeted, “This man knows his boxing!”

So, how will Stephen A. Smith figure into Sonny and Carly’s world coming up on GH? We will keep you posted when the airdate is revealed!

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nellie

These people genuinely share a passion for their job.

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Jay Trotter

Great news! Love him!

SAS is very enthusiastic and passionate about GH. He was on a late night talk show a few years back and brought up how long he’s been watching GH and proceeded to breakdown all the current storylines at the time. The man was there to talk about sports but spent nearly five minutes talking about the happenings in Port Charles.

I think it was last year around this time when the co-hosts of SAS’s morning show on ESPN decided to surprise him and Maurice Benard came out from the back. He was beyond thrilled!

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(WATCH) GH’s Genie Francis Shares: “I Just Have a Hard Time Believing, In My Heart, That The Great Luke Spencer Died in an Accident”

Today’s Friday episode of General Hospital, is set to feature the funeral of the iconic Luke Spencer (Tony Geary).

While family and friends will gather on the Haunted Star to memorialize him, what been teased by the ABC daytime drama is it will also set a whole storyline in motion.

ABC7 entertainment guru, George Pennacchio, spoke to several of the GH cast, who are involved in the episode including: Luke Spencer’s long-time love, Laura played by Genie Francis.

Francis exclaimed on the whole story: “I just have a hard time believing, in my heart, that the great Luke Spencer died in an accident.  No one stays dead on a soap. I don’t know how many times I’ve been dead. Really!”

Genie added: “I feel like they’re setting the stage, really, for a wonderful comeback and I’m going to keep my fingers crossed for that.”

Luke’s longtime friend played by Tristan Rogers (Robert Scorpio) shared: “And has it actually happened? I mean, frankly, we have a little urn about this big that’s supposed to contain him and that’s it.”

And Luke’s sister, Bobbie, played by Jackie Zeman, also weighed-in if Luke is really a-goner: “Sometimes you get these little red herrings so, as you know, George, you know, you never really know.”

Watch Pennacchio chat with the GH stars below.

Now weigh-in, do you believe Luke is very much alive and well? Held captive, or “dead” dead? Share your thoughts in the comment section.

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FRIDAY: Luke Spencer’s Family and Friends Gather To Say Goodbye On General Hospital

On this Friday’s, January 21st episode of ABC’s General Hospital, look for Port Charles to bid farewell to the iconic character of Luke Spencer (Tony Geary).

In story, after his sudden passing, Luke’s loved ones gather – along with some surprise guests – to memorialize him at the Haunted Star, where things don’t go entirely as planned.  As the town says goodbye to Luke, an exciting new mystery unfolds.  Meanwhile, life continues to unravel for the rest of Port Charles as a beloved couple comes to a fork in the road of their relationship.

ABC released this new photo of those gathered to pay their respects to Luke including cast members: Kristina Wagner (Felicia), Finola Hughes (Anna), Donnell Turner (Curtis), Tristan Rogers (Robert), Dominic Zamprogna (Dante), Laura Wright (Carly), Maurice Benard (Sonny), Nicholas Alexander Chavez (Spencer), Marcus Coloma (Nikolas), Maura West (Ava), Jackie Zeman (Bobbie), Nancy Lee Grahn (Alexis), Genie Francis (Laura) and Jane Elliot (Tracy).

 

Looking forward to this emotional episode of General Hospital? Share your thoughts on what you think will happen via the comment section below.

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ESPN Sports Personality and ‘General Hospital’ Guest Star, Stephen A. Smith Reveals COVID-19 Nearly Took His Life

In a harrowing account of coming down with Covid-19, ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith, who also has a recurring role on General Hospital as Brick, revealed his battle over the holidays that led to him being hospitalized because of the severity of his symptoms.

On Monday, Smith returned to his co-hosting gig on ESPN’s First Take and it was there he shared what happened during his breakthrough case of Covid.  Stephen had been fully vaccinated. Smith said that he had tested positive late in December and wound up in the hospital with pneumonia in both lungs over New Years.

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Stephen A. discussed the details, expressing:  “I had 103 degree fever every night. Woke up with chills and a pool of sweat. Headaches were massive. Coughing profusely. And it got to a point where right before New Year’s Eve, I was in the hospital into New Year’s Day. That’s how I brought in the New Year.”

He went on to say about contracting Covid-19: “For me personally, it hit me differently. (Doctors) told me, had I not been vaccinated, I wouldn’t be here. That’s how bad I was. I had pneumonia in both lungs. My liver was bad, and it ravaged me to the point where even now I have to monitor my volume, get to the gym every day … I’m still not 100% with my lungs, but I’m Covid negative … I’m on the road to recovery.”

On a happier note, Smith shared how glad he was to be back at work after testing negative: “I’m ecstatic to be back. I’ve missed being at work. I’ve used more sick days in the last month than I’ve used in my 28-year career in this business.  And I can’t tell you how lucky and sincerely blessed I am to be sitting here with you guys today because two-and-a-half, three weeks ago, I didn’t know if I was gonna make it.”

So, glad to know Stephen A. is on the mend from a very scary bout with Covid? Share your thoughts in the comment section

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