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GH's Kimberly McCullough Reveals 2015 Had Its Share Of Personal Heartbreaks, But Was Glad To Have The Chance To Wrap-up Scrubs Story

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General Hospital’s beloved Kimberly McCullough (Robin Scorpio Drake) took to her website for a blog post encapsulating the ups and down of her life in 2015.  The blog touched upon her career including: directing an episode of Pretty Little Liars, filming her passion project Hey Day, and returning to General Hospital, plus some very personal and emotional setbacks.

The post entitled:  “2015 Year End Wrap Up (The Discovery of DJ Bellum and other fun facts about being an adult” is written in McCullough’s own style and very personal account.  In it, her fans learned that she suspected she may have a brain tumor, but after an MRI and diagnosis it was revealed to be an arachnoid cyst.  After that scare, McCullough in the summer found out she was pregnant and was having a little girl.  However, tragically 22 weeks into the pregnancy she miscarried.

She shared: “My heart was so full and then it broke. I had lost my baby girl. It was too much. I didn’t need to learn this lesson. I wasn’t interested. But I wasn’t in control. These things happen and no, I don’t believe they happen ‘for a reason.’ I’m still processing, still healing, but anyone who has gone through it knows, losing a baby at 22 weeks is tragic. One thing I am proud of however was that I allowed myself to be happy and to relish the moment. I sat in all that goodness and I can recall those feelings (when I’m having different ones) and hope that it can be like that again.”   McCullough also saw this past year the death of her beloved dog, Melba.

Kimberly also shared her thoughts on wrapping-up the year helping send off Jason Thompson (Patrick) on GH, relating her thoughts alongside a touching photo of Jason and their on-screen daughter, Brooklyn Rae Silzer (Brooklyn) from Thompson’s last day on the GH set where he received a cake.  Kimberly added:  “I also got to spend time with my General Hospital family and see my good friend Jason Thompson off, hopefully to greener pastures.  I’m really proud of the work we did, not just this go around but over the last ten years. I made a great friend (JT), I gained a TV Daughter (the most precious soul on the planet) and got to tell an important and at times, really fun story.”

One of the more exciting things that was noted in her post was McCullough plans on sharing Hey Day with the world in 2016.   A cast member of Hey Day happens to be  non other than McCullough’s on-screen mom, Finola Hughes (Anna)!

To say that this account did not move us to tears, is an understatement.  I am sure, like all of you, we only want the best for Kimberly.  We love her, and after all, she has meant so much to all of us for decades.  Share your thoughts in the comment section below.

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Jimh(leave it to beaver)
Jimh(leave it to beaver)

I buried a baby…so i understand how one feels at the loss of a child…its a heartbreaker.

Tristan
Tristan

I had read the blog before you posted it here, Michael. Her story is devastating, and also brought me to tears. But I was also inspired. KMc is a phenomenal young woman of grace, intelligence, sensitivity, strength, courage. All of these qualities come through in her portrayal of Robin, which is why I have loved this character for 30 years.

The internet is often a cruel place. I have read — even on this site — nasty comments about KMc’s weight, theories that she has held GH “hostage” and, thus, so ruined storylines, that she lost her acting talent… Just way over the line, awful nonsense. Those people who have said those things should be absolutely ashamed of themselves.

KMc is a daytime treasure. My heart aches for her. I thank her for trusting us enough to share her story. She is also a survivor, which is part of the lesson of her blog. She has suffered great losses, but she will make it. As a fan I send her my condolences, and also feel secure in my belief that ultimately her strength will bring her to a better place.

Love ya, Kim!!!!!!!!!

Bonnie
Bonnie

Well said, and very true. The internet can be very cruel

CeeCee
CeeCee

I can certainly relate, Tristan. Some women cave after losing a child….miscarriage or death. As Kimberly, I straightened by shoulders…..gathered strength because I had to, in order to survive. That is not to say, however, that the pain is buried. Forever in my heart!!!!

Tristan
Tristan

CeeCee, thank you for trusting us with your story.

Eleanor
Eleanor

Well said Tristan, I couldn’t have said it better. You hit it on the nail with your description of Kimberly as a woman of grace, intelligence, sensitivity, strength and courage which translates on screen in her portrayal of Robin. Her performance on the bridge with Billy (Jason) was one of my favorites in any of the performances of this past year. I’ve watched it a handful of times and each time I shed some tears.

Kimberly is truly a daytime and General Hospital treasure. I wish her love, peace, good health & happiness in this new year and beyond.

Bonnie
Bonnie

Well said Micheal

RITA BALBACH
RITA BALBACH

so sorry for your loss it is so hard to lose a child my daughter Brooke was murdered dec-14-2007 just few days before Christmas she was 22yrs. old and was 21 weeks preg. with a baby girl that we named Brooklyn Ellen iam still grieving for them both Brooke was home a sleep when the friend of her boy friend was drunk and out all night with a girl from a bar he says he don’t know why he killed her only when she woke up she fought him he stab her choked her and raped her I lost 2 that night losing children is so haed to go through I pray for you Kimberly take care of your self. love Rita.

Tristan
Tristan

I am so sorry for what you have suffered. I hope you have been able to find peace.

Cathy
Cathy

My heart broken after reading Kimberly’so blog..she is truly a very strong women and my wish and prayers for her is that 2016 gives her all the happiness she has given us over the years.
Xo

Marilyn Duggan Tarantino
Marilyn Duggan Tarantino

Kim, I wish I could give you a big hug. Sharing your story helps you through this terrible journey and it will help others experiencing such a loss. I also went through a ectopic and miscarriage at 39 and it just took me to my knees. Never thought it would happen to me and already had 3 beautiful, healthy children, and was not planning either pregnancy but it hurt just so much I couldn’t wrap my head around it for quite a while. I slumped into a depression and slowly came out the other side. Don’t let anyone tell you how to feel or discount your experience. It unfortunately is a solo journey whether you are with a partner or not. It is yours and really only your journey and it is isolating and lonely but it ends, finally in YOUR time and on your terms. Let it be and feel whatever you need and don’t apologize for it to anyone. Sending you love from one Mother to another Mother. Don’t pay attention to the crazy’s out there. Xo

Fanny
Fanny

Sharing her life’s intimate and painful experiences is extremely courageous on
her part. Kim is not only helping herself heal… But also helping others in similar
circumstances. Blessings for the future…

Pj
Pj

I love Kimberly. Have been watching her grow up before my eyes. At times her character annoyed me but that’s neither her nor there about how much I love her. She had a very rough year. Losing a baby and a fur baby can be devastating one at a time. But both. Oh my heart just breaks for her. Then on top of that the brain tumor scare. I hope 2016 brings her nothing but good things for her personally and professionally. I just wish the haters would back off on the comments about her appearance. When you’re not feeling well it’s difficult to look perfect at all times. And to the haters, yes she had a double chin but that usually happens when you’re pregnant. My heard breaks she lost her baby and at such a long time into the pregnancy and pray she finds peace to help her heal.

Ces
Ces

I read her blog and was very saddened to hear about the loss of her baby. How horrible for her, not to mention the loss of her dog and the cyst she found. I’m glad she found a new friend (dog) and I hope this year is better for her.

I did find it tacky that SOD posted one portion of her blog “Actress miscarries” thought that was pretty insensitive.

Wishing her well.

Timmm
Timmm

I love Kim and always have because one, she grew up on the show and two, she has so much history and can act. What I like most about her is her is she isnt afraid to step out of her comfort zone. She could have remained on GH full time and continued to act but she followed her dreams and continues to do so by directing. Some people would knock her for not being around. Why? She is young and has dreams, let her go! Its not her fault that writers have written silly stories about her absence from the show and her daughter. I dont know Kim and I dont know anything about her personal life. Until know. I am sad to hear of her loss and will pray for her strength to rebound. NOTHING will replace her loss. She said that this is NOT a lesson she needed to learn. She is a grown women, she already knew what it meant to lose and to be hurt. I wish her well. I also want to reach out to my friend CeeCee. She is a sweet person who measures her words and doesnt like to hurt or insult anyone. She has EVERY reason to be mean and bitter. Especially during the holiday season. No, she takes the high road and gathers strength from her loved ones and her other children. I respect that. Jim H, as I read this article I see that you have been on the sad end of this experience, as well. I commend you for your strength AND your humor. I would never know buy all your knowledge and constant zingers the pain that you have experience. ANYONE who buries a child, God bless you!

CeeCee
CeeCee

Timmm, my dear friend. How sweet and loyal are you? I appreciate your words more than I can say. There will always be a special place for you in my heart. You, Shay, Fanny and su0000. ( last but not least, Suzie Q) have been and continue to be my rock….silently having my back. I can read between the lines. Thank you. Much love.

Fanny
Fanny

@CeeCee..Sweeeeeets..Your genuine kindness always shines through.
Hugs & Kisses…both cheeks, of course!!

CeeCee
CeeCee

@Fanny.
Thank you, kind lady.

Shay
Shay

Here, here, Timmm. CeeCee and jimh are two of the finest individuals ever to have posted at MFSoaps, and they’ve each earned our love and respect as true examples of triumphing over tragedy. I’m so proud to call them my friends.

Timmm
Timmm

Me too! They are wonderful people. They should bottle their abilities and sell them to others! I lost my dad years ago and all though I’ve moved on, it took me a while, for sure. I cannot imagine losing a child!

Andy G.
Andy G.

No matter how frustrated some viewers have grown with the character of Robin’s comings and goings, there can be no question that her portrayer, Kimberly McCullough, whom we have seen blossom into adulthood before our eyes, is a multi-talented, courageous creative artist worthy of respect and admiration.

Diane S.
Diane S.

My heart goes out to you. You are special in my eyes. I’ve seen you grow to be a Beautiful woman. God Bless

Rose
Rose

I am so sorry for the year Kim has had. At the same time I’m gratified that she feels she has an “extended family” can share her feelings and losses with who have known her as Robin since she was a young girl. Kim’s 2015 year certainly didn’t show in her last appearance on GH, but I did sense something deeper about her that’s not just acting…particularly with Jason/Billy on the bridge.

Ginger
Ginger

I have been a fan ever since you first appeared on GH. You were an amazing actress even when you were a young child – you were and are so believable and natural. I am so sorry that 2015 has been such a difficult year for you and wish you good health and happiness in 2016 and beyond.

Marilyn Berry
Marilyn Berry

Kimberly I to have lost two children in my lifetime’ one a little girl that I carried for three months and miscarried a week before Christmas and a little boy that I carried for 8 months and lost to Potters Syndrome. But I was determined to keep trying and as a result I became the proud mother of two beautiful and handsome children ‘ a girl and a boy, ….fast forward its been 35 years now and they are both today full grown and healthy adults. So hang in there God in his infinite wisdom, has a way of giving back what he has taken away! I still grieve for and still miss the children I lost…But I am so very blessed to be mother to the two I do have! Stay strong Kimberly the best is yet to come for you! I wish you all the best in all your future endeavors. And I wish you many many blessings to come! O.S. I have loved watching you grow on General Hospital as Robin Scorpio for years and will miss you and Jason both but I can’t wait to see what you both have in store for us in the near future! I know you will be awesome!
Your Forever Fan!
Marilyn Berry

Pauline Chambers
Pauline Chambers

I am so sorry Kim for your loss. There are no words to say how this hurts. We never forget, we just get to cope better. Take care

Stacey
Stacey

I love Kimberly for so many reasons……she is a truly phenomenol actress…….I send my heartfelt condolences on the loss of her baby…..prayers and hugs for the future you deserve

nancy dillingham
nancy dillingham

Heartbreaking–but I have the sense that Kimberly has weathered other storms and is a very strong, determined woman. I hope this new year brings her all good things. Kimberly, you are in my thoughts.

Mo
Mo

She had a rough year.

She started a new relationship in 2015 and became pregnant (presumably by this guy) the same year. Not the best way to bring a child into the world.

I hope she has a nice 2016.

aria
aria

i feel like ‘I’ve grown up with KMC, she’s the reason i started watching GH, i was so intrigue by her and wanted to see this girl just like me, she gifted GH to me and i’ve been watching ever since so i’m grateful to her for that and only wish her the best. i’m so sorry for the lost she had in 2015 and wish her nothing but the best in 2016.

Annie D
Annie D

I feel your lost. Losing a child at any age leaves a huge hole in your heart. I share your pain. May this year bring you Hope/Faith and Love. With God All Things Are Possible.

Keri ABG
Keri ABG

Her personal story is truly heartbreaking. I’ve always admired KMC as an actress and young woman trying to live her best life! I have always watched her career and check up in her. On a separate note glad see the posters her are supporting KMC and not still bashing Robin. It always amazing when people don’t see that one is very real and the other is make believe! I’m sending much love and prayers for what ever you want for 2016! A lot of us have watched from that adorable 6 year with the missing tooth. Her kidnapping reunion with Anna back in the day and of course her SL with Stone goes down in some of the most memoral scenes on soaps or any other genre of TV/film That’s how powerful they are! That is thanks to KMC!

Hydie Richards
Hydie Richards

I am so sorry for the bad year Kimberly has had. I pray and hope her 2016 will be blessed with wonderful events and memories. I can’t imagine losing a child of any kind and would probably not recover from that.

Take care of yourself, enjoy your life and please know your fans are 100% behind (or beside) you forever. Love you and please come back to GH on occasion for a visit?

Your Lenoir, NC biggest fan

Jane
Jane

I am sooo sorry. All that she was doing is a lot, and health problems to the loss of her child.

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GH Nurses’ Ball 2019 Part One: Nina’s Red Carpet Arrival Commentary And Locking Eyes With Jax

On Friday’s first installment of the 2019 GH Nurses’ Ball episodes, it was red carpet time in Port Charles as all of the most famous and infamous residents got dressed to the nines and to impress.

This year, Nina Cassadine (Michelle Stafford) is back for her on-camera hosting duties covering the arrivals on the live-stream, but is joined by Crimson’s New York fashion editor, Sydney Val Jean played by guest star Chandra Wilson of Grey’s Anatomy.  And as you’d expect, these two fashionistas battle it out at times on the carpet for attention.

Throughout the arrivals, and through this episode, this one really belonged to the talents of Michelle Stafford, who through her comedic, romantic, and dramatic timing, made for some of the best moments.  In a surprise, when Nina begins to choke after interviewing Peter (Wes Ramsey), Maxie (Kirsten Storms) and Lulu (Emme Rylan),  she excuses herself and ends up outside where Jax (Ingo Rademacher) appears and offers her some champagne.  The two seem to be clearly smitten with each other! Nina accepts his drink, and thanks him, and then goes back inside to her hosting gig, while Jax looks very intrigued by Nina.  Previously, Nina gave a major kiss to Valentin (James Patrick Stuart) when he appeared on the red carpet.

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Some of the more shocking …. or interesting red carpet arrivals included: Shiloh (Coby Ryan McLaughlin) showing up with Sam (Kelly Monaco) on his arm, and then getting into words with Sonny (Maurice Benard), who tells the cult leader that family means everything to him and that there is nothing he wouldn’t do for the people he loves.  Shiloh is convinced Kristina (Lexi Ainsworth) will come back to “Dawn of Day”.

When Anna (Finola Hughes) and Finn (Michael Easton) stroll down the red carpet, they get distracted when a dapper Robert Scorpio (Tristan Rogers) shows up, clearly intent on wooing back Anna, to which Anna looks caught by her feelings for both men while Finn is pissed at the game’s Robert is playing.  Later, Finn confronts Robert about his ring.

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Everyone was shocked when Kevin Collins (Jon Lindstrom) showed up arm and arm with Ava Jerome (Maura West).  We later learn that this is an attempt to smoke out Ryan, who Ava believes will show his face at the ball.   Lucy (Lynn Herring), the hostess with the mostess, comes up with a plan to get Kevin away from Ava, not knowing they are not romantically together and tries to, perhaps, rekindle their romance up in a Metro Court hotel room.  Meanwhile, Scott (Kin Shriner) wants to get Ava away from Kevin, so he heads up to Lucy’s room with Ava to show her and to catch Kevin and Lucy together, but we don’t know what they saw when the door opened!

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Meanwhile in Toronto, Canada, Curtis (Donnell Turner) and Laura (Genie Francis) come to realizing they have been tied up and there is a gas leak in the cabin.  Laura realizes Ryan is trying to kill her in an explosion just as he was supposed to have perished in at the fun house years ago.  It appears Ryan set a trap for Laura and Curtis and fled the scene.  The two extricate themselves before running from the cabin just as it blows up!

Back at the ball other notable couples have arrived from: Chase (Josh Swickard) and Willow (Katelyn MacMullen), to Michael (Chad Duell) and Sasha (Sofia Mattson), to Franco (Roger Howarth) and Liz (Rebecca Herbst), to the GH nurses crew.

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The episode ends with an announcer telling all the guests to take their seats as its just about showtime!  And of note:  Is the opening title sequence music changed to a new theme for GH, or is it just for the Nurses’ Ball episodes? That’s one of the buzziest questions today.

So, what did you think of the red carpet arrivals?  Michelle Stafford’s performance?  Jax meeting Nina? What do you think will happen next with Ryan?  Comment below

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Josh Swickard Performs The Chainsmokers & Coldplay’s “Something Just Like This” In GH Nurses’ Ball Sneak Peek

General Hospital is getting you ready for the GH Nurses’ Ball 2019 edition, by releasing the full musical number performed by Port Charles’ Harrison Chase AKA Josh Swickard during the gala.

As a prelude to the ball and what is to come, Swickard takes on the top hit made famous by The Chainsmokers and Coldplay, “Something Just Like This” along with the Nurses’ Ball dancers.  And yes, there is cute moment for Chase/Willow (Katelyn MacMullan) fans when he brings Willow up to the stage!

Lucy Coe (Lynn Herring) introduces Chase before he performs and Lynn Herring took to her Twitter account yesterday when GH released this sneak peek stating: “Hey, how did this get out there before the BALL!! Someone has some ‘splainin’ to DO!”

GH social media accounts teased: “After bringing down the house last year, we couldn’t wait for you to see Chase’s latest Nurses Ball number – so here it is! This is the only place you can watch his entire performance before it airs next week.”

The 2019 Nurses Ball begins tomorrow on the Friday, May 17th episode of the ABC daytime drama series.

Now below watch Josh’s performance and then let us know what you thought of it via the comment section below, and let us know who else do you hope performs at the ball!

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Oscar’s Memorial Brings With It Remembrances By Those Who Loved Him

On Monday’s emotional episode of General Hospital, Ned (Wally Kurth) and Olivia (Lisa LoCicero) summoned family, friends, and loved ones to honor Oscar Nero (Garren Stitt), since he just past away due to his battle with brain cancer.  Oscar had his own way he wanted everyone to mourn his death and Ned and Olivia carried out his wishes.

When everyone gathers together, Ned and Olivia announce that Oscar wanted this to be a celebration.  After everyone arrives they sit picnic-style and some get up to speak to remember the amazing young man that Oscar was.  It turns out to be Michael (Chad Duell) who starts the tribute by saying that Oscar was brave to date his intimidating sister.  Next, Cameron (William Lipton) touches on his journey to friendship with Oscar.  Joss (Eden McCoy) finds the courage to go next and remembers how she had a crush on Oscar and how he wasn’t easy to talk to but how she was intrigued because he was mysterious. She then tells show she eventually fell in love with Oscar, and how she will never forget him.  When Drew (Billy Miller) gets up next, he breaks everyone’s heart by stating that he will be eternally grateful to have known his son and will always carry him in his heart.

Next, Ned asks everyone to follow him to the meadow.  Once there, Ned and Olivia hand out seeds to the attendees.  Then, Ned and Olivia reveal a plaque dedicated to Oscar, as everyone throw up seeds that land in the grass for it to grow.

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Finally, Kim (Tamara Braun) speaks. She talks about how she raised Oscar on her own, and how after she learned he was sick, she brought him to Port Charles so he could meet his true family.  And with the analogy of the seeds, she says it helped Oscar blossom and how it enriched his young life.  In a heartbreaking moment, she thanks Drew for giving her son courage and being his dad when he needed it, and to Joss for being her son’s first love.  Kim hopes that Joss will come back to the meadow often and think of him.  They share an emotional hug.

Later, after Drew thanks Ned and Olivia for putting this all together for his son, Sam (Kelly Monaco) finds him and tells him he was a great father … and is a great father.  He wants to make sure that Scout knows he loves her.

Back at the meadow, Sonny (Maurice Benard) finds Kim in tears alone at Oscar’s plaque. He tells her he understands the deep pain and void she is going through, but she has to hold on to how Oscar touched so many lives.   Once Sonny leaves, Kim in tears looks up to the sky and says she’ll always love her baby boy.

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The episode featured touching performances by Tamara Braun, Billy Miller, Eden McCoy, and William Lipton, who all carried the Oscar dying storyline so beautifully along with Garren Sttit.  Additional kudos go to Lisa LoCicero and Wally Kurth, who as Olivia and Ned, kept Oscar’s memorial moving forward, and were also emotional throughout.

So, what did you think of the episode and the performances? Are you sad Oscar is gone?  Comment below.

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