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Matt Trudeau Takes Over The Role Of General Hospital’s Lucas Jones

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Viewers were in a for a bit of a shock when they tuned into Monday’s episode of General Hospital, when during some hospital scenes another actor was playing the role of Dr. Lucas Jones, previously played by Ryan Carnes.

With no official announcement from the show itself, or on-air, at the time of the episode, it was unclear if there had been a temporary or permanent casting switch.  Carnes had played the role for two runs and was last on a recurring status with the seriesl from  2004-2005 and then from 2014 till now.

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As seen, Lucas is now being played by former Chicago Fire. star, Matt Trudeau.   Fans first saw Trudeau on-screen in his scenes with his on-screen father, William deVry (Julian Jerome), as well as Kelly Monaco (Sam) and Olivia (Lisa LoCicero).

Last night, Daytime Confidential reported that they heard that this is not a temporary recast situation, either.

Trudeau took to his Instagram Story last night as well, with a link to a news story that announces he is the new Lucas Jones.

No word yet from Ryan Carnes publicly as this time, either, but we will keep you posted on this developing story.

So, what are your thoughts on Matt taking over the role of Lucas? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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I was shocked to see nü Lucas on yesterday’s episode, especially given Ryan Carnes worked so well in the role, however, maybe it was Carnes’ decision to not be as active on General Hospital as maybe the writing team wanted him to be. Being said, Matt Trudeau hit the ground running on day one, and I do enjoy seeing him act on the hospital, and maybe it will make for some interesting drama at General Hospital.

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Well look, Lucas is on for about FIVE minutes a year so it doesnt matter at this point! But, the new guy is handsome, can act and him and Sam do look like brothers and sisters.

Rodd
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I really took to Ryan as Lucas, but I must say that Matt really impressed me on his first day. I’m sure I’m going to like him. Hope this means some good story for Lucas. I have felt it was criminal that they haven’t shown how Lucas is facing/coping with Wylie going to Michael. There’s sooo much more to be played with the other side of that story. What about Brad? Does Lucas ever think about him? Is Britt doing anything to get Cyrus to get him released? (That would send Sonny off his rocker!) And then with Cyrus firing… Read more »

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Wonder if we’ll ever know the true reason Carnes is no longer in the role.

As soon as the Wiley secret was revealed, Lucas was put so far on the back burner that the pilot light went out.

A legacy character (and doctor) that the audience cares about. With whatever’s going to happen with Julian, TPTB probably determined it was time to bring Lucas back.

Let’s actually give the character story and not make him a “glorified extra” like Kristina or Valerie.

Shari
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Shari

He’s gorgeous!!

Violet Lemm
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Shari
He sure is a cutie, I just hope they don’t bring that awful Brad back. I could not stand seeing them together

Satan
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Satan

Well… bad news is… they brought Brad back. But it doesn’t look like he will be sticking around very long. I’m expecting him here in Hell by the end of the week.

Violet Lemm
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From your lips, ooh, my bad! Anyway, his old buddy Britt is wanting Jason to help her hide him, so I suppose he’ll more than likely take him to one of Sonny’s safe houses.

Su000
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Su000

Matt Trudeau.WOW!! luvin looking at him..
Lucas was walking the green mile.
Perhaps Matt will revive the character.

Mike
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Mike

Sadly typical and not surprising. Ryan Carnes leaving was treated with the same respect and attention the character of Lucas Jones gets – basically, none.

Michael
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Michael

I’d rather see Lucas than Cyrus Renault being shoved down my throat every five minutes.

mike
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mike

not happy about this, Ryan Carnes was a favorite, he was very much underused. I had been wishing for story for Lucas. Don’t like the recast

Sharon
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Sharon

I think he and Sam looks like Brother and sister good caring

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GH’s Kirsten Storms Shares More Details on Her Brain Surgery and Recovery

On Sunday, Kirsten Storms (Maxie, General Hospital) posted a follow-up message on her Instagram account to her friends and followers on how she is doing following her brain surgery, and to answer any questions that may be out on there; so she decided to share further details.

Storms expressed: “First, thank you for all of the well wishes I’ve received over the last few days. 🥰 Little bit of info for those who are wondering.. I spent the last few years having random health issues that I disregarded as side affects to my medications or just something I was experiencing due to age. When I went to get an MRI for some severe neck pain I have been experiencing for the last few months (I assumed this neck pain was also causing my frequent “migraines”) my amazingly thorough orthopedist ordered an MRI of my head just to be on the “safe side” – even though that isn’t his area of expertise.  Truly a great doctor.  That’s when we stumbled upon a rather large, very full of fluid, cyst that was attached to the lower portion of brain. I feel very fortunate that my situation wasn’t more serious and that I had a wonderful neurosurgeon who immediately knew how to fix it. I’m not gonna lie, brain surgery had me nervous, but I’m immensely thankful to my family, friends, and incredible “work family” who have been supportive, kind and loving during a time when I’ve been feeling a lot of emotions. Work is a great place to be everyday and for the 2 months leading up to my surgery I found a lot of comfort being around the people I’ve worked beside for so many years. I’m excited to get back to it after my recovery. (Yes, they shaved a portion of my head, so please no comments if you don’t like my hair. It’s temporary.). Again, thank you to everyone for sending positive vibes my way. It’s not gone unnoticed. ♥️

Fun fact: I now firmly believe the new plates in my brain will give me some sort of special ability. Fingers crossed I can suddenly knit a sweater in 1 day. Ooo maybe 1 hour. 😮”

Please continue to send well-wishes to Kirsten via the comment section below as she is on the mend, and we look forward to her return to GH when she is recovered.

 

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GH’s Ingo Rademacher Becomes a Dad for the Third Time

Congratulations are in order for General Hospital’s Ingo Rademacher (Jax) and his wife, Ehiku, who just welcomed their new baby girl into the world!

Ingo announced the wonderful news over the weekend on his Instagram account, sharing: “Happy to announce the birth of our daughter ‘Iwa (pronounced Eva) Lehua Rademacher 6/5/2021 Born at home, very very early in the morning on Saturday. We’re all super tired but Baby and Mom are doing awesome. Another successful Home-birth…. my wife @ehiku is an absolute champion. 🙏 of course there is a much longer middle Hawaiian name that tells her story.”

The Rademachers are already proud parents to their sons Peanut (who will be 13 in July) and Pohaku who is 9.

Check out Ingo’s post with his new baby girl in his arms below. 

Now share your congrats and well-wishes to Ingo, Ehiku, and the new addition to their family, Iwa, via the comment section.

 

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GH’s Kirsten Storms Reveals She Is Recovering From Brain Surgery

On Friday afternoon, General Hospital’s Kirsten Storms (Maxie Jones) took to her Instagram Story accompanied in the car by her best friend, Emme Rylan (Ex-Lulu, GH) that she just underwent brain surgery.  In the video, Storms was in a neck brace.

In her message to her fans and friends, Kirsten shared: “I’ve not really spoken about this much, or at all, actually.  But, less than 48 hours ago, I had brain surgery, hence the neck brace.  It was on the lower portion of my brain. Emme is taking care of me until I get to my at-home nurse. It has been an interesting last couple of days.”

Kirsten went to clarify what kind of surgery it was, revealing: “What they had to drain and remove was not cancer. I want to clarify that right now before the Internet, goes crazy wild with rumors about this. I had a very large cyst that had split into two and the doctor said it was so full, the pressure was very noticeable when they opened up my skull.”

Now that the pressure is relieved from her brain, Storms will be healing and taking time off from work at GH, expressing: “I will be on the mend for the next several weeks. I will be back at work when this is over with.”

Share your well-wishes for a safe and speedy recovery to Kirsten via the comment section below.

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