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OLTL Favorite Eddie Alderson Reveals He Is Cancer-Free After Long Battle

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We must all celebrate and send our thoughts and love to Eddie Alderson, who was beloved as Llanview’s Matthew Buchanan on One Life to Live.  For Eddie shared in a touching post via his Instagram and across social media on Monday, that after his over three-year battle with lymphoma cancer, he is now cancer-free.

Not only did Eddie share the news but his proud sister, who loves him so much, former One Life and GH star, Kristen Alderson  (Ex-Starr and Ex-KikI) also weighed-in on the big moment in Eddie’s Life.

First, Eddie shared: “Today is a good day. A damn good day. For the most part I’ve been quite private and selective about updating the status of my health the last few years. I’ve shared some of the down times and some of the good times. Today, I had a scan that showed no active disease in my body. For the first time in the past 3 years, I am done chemo and treatments. To think of all the ups and downs I (we) have gone through, this day is worth celebrating. I’ve used the phrase “No Surrender” these past 3 years to hopefully inspire some of you that nothing is worth giving up over. I was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer and look at where I am today. I am fucking proud of this day. I am proud of myself and ALL of the people who are fighting today or have fought. The impact that my family and friends and all of you’ve had on me has given me the drive to fight. I will always fight and spread awareness for #LLS This may not be the end of my fight, but this as damn close as you can get to shutting the damn door on cancer and saying GOODBYE. I will always be ready to fight. #NoSurrender 💚”

Then Kristen posted on her Instagram:  “No Surrender! Celebrating my amazingly brave, wonderful, & cancer-FREE brother tonight & EVERY DAY!!💚”

To say that we watched from afar at this young man’s ability to get through the ordeal of rounds of chemo, the ups and downs of treatment, and the disease, it has been nothing short of inspiring.

Now, share your well-wishes for Eddie via the comment section below!

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Toure Cannon
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Toure Cannon

Hell to the s*** yes! Congratulations Eddie on your victory for beating his dreadful ugly satanic disease! You are one of my favorite Buchanan children on One Life To Live and I miss seeing you and your sister as well who played Starr Manning! #FuckCancer

Karen Baldwin
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Karen Baldwin

GOD IS GOOD! STAY STRONG AND GOD BLESS

Janet Jensen
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Janet Jensen

Praise God you are free from cancer. Congratulations on fighting with a no surrender attitude!! I truly believe a positive mindset is half the battle and you won that battle the day you claimed “no surrender”

James R. Poissant
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James R. Poissant

I am so happy to hear this!!! I miss Matthew Buchanan just as much as I miss all the other OLTL characters. I would so love it if GH brought Eddie on to be his former soap role along with his sister Kristen to be back as Starr. Prospect Park really F’d things up for all the actors on OLTL as well as AMC. Anyway, God bless you, Matthew!!

Lou Piikes
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Lou Piikes

Prospect Park no longer have anything to do with AMC and OLTL.

Penny Ritrovato
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Penny Ritrovato

God bless you Been through it myself. I am always so happy to hear this great story. Brave and strong man. Have a great life.

Kathy Killmon
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Kathy Killmon

I am so very happy that you are cancer-free, Eddie! I pray you stay as healthy and happy as you are today!!!

Gloria Worthey
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Gloria Worthey

So very happy for you, what a relief for you & your family. Best of everything going forward, love & miss you & your sweet sis on OLTL!

Llanviewer717
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Llanviewer717

This is thrilling news. Congratulations to Eddie and his amazing support team. You fought the great fight and are victorious!!!!!!!!!!!! No Surrender!!!!!!!!!!!!

I love Eddie and Kristen so very much. They are such lovely young people. I wish them both tremendous happiness throughout their lives.

I miss our beloved One Life to Live every day!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Kim johnson
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Kim johnson

God is good stay strong keep the faith

Amy Friel
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Amy Friel

So very happy for you and sending healing vibes to keep this monster away forever. I had a histeroscopy (so) yesterday to remove uterine lesions, now waiting for hopefully benign results. Keep up the good fight.

Karen
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Karen

So glad you have beat this love watching you and your sister on oltl

Karen
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Karen

Congratulations to your great accomplishment

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

So good to hear!

Kit
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Kit

Checking for news here is part of my “start of the day,” and this is the best possible news. #nosurrender

Lori D.
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Lori D.

So happy for you Eddie (Matt B) My prayers for you that you will continue to live your best life and never give up. God has a plan for your life to excel and be the best in everything you do and to share with others what God has placed in you, your special gift. much love.

brian
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brian

So Happy for Eddie. You have been blessed. Miss both you and your lovely sister, Kristen, on the much missed ONE LIFE TO LIVE.

Bambi Seponski
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Bambi Seponski

I am sooo very happy for you, Eddie! You are a strong, determined young man. You kicked cancer’s ass!

Theresa Rodriguez
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Theresa Rodriguez

Happy for you. Been saying prayers for your recovery

Belladonna
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Belladonna

Thanks Be To God. Watched both of you grow up on TV. MY FAVES. DIE CANCER DIE!

aria
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aria

amazing god bless, its good to hear and read good news. No surrender.

Karen
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Karen

Wonderful to hear that you’re cancer free! No one should have to go through what you did. Being a long time OLTL FAN, I’ve followed both you & your sister! Be well, stay healthy & give peace a chance!

Carol Gravlin
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Carol Gravlin

So glad for you Eddie! Sending best wish hugs and prayers.A faithful fan.

Margaret McMahon
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Margaret McMahon

This is wonderful news. Keep getting better Eddie!

Octavia brown
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Octavia brown

That’s really good news now you can take better care of your self for now on take care fan of oltl

Angela Scheets
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Angela Scheets

Congratulations. So happy.

Terry
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Terry

i am so happy for u

Rodd
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Rodd

SO happy to hear this good news and to wish him and his loved ones all the best!

Rosemarie Davino
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Rosemarie Davino

Cancer was the battle and you won the war!!!!! That is my motto as I fought cancer. I am so damn proud of you and how hard you fought this horrible disease. Look ahead and put this in your past because that is where it belongs. Look ahead to a bright healthy future. God Bless.

boes
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boes

That is such great, great news! Congratulations to Eddie and all the Alderson family.

Penny
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Penny

God Bless You, Eddie!

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Former ‘Bachelor’ Colton Underwood Comes Out as Gay

This morning on the highly-promoted sit-down interview with GMA’s Robin Roberts, former ‘Bachelor’ lead Colton Underwood, revealed that he was gay and that he has finally come to terms with it.

The ex-football star shared: “Obviously this year’s been a lot for a lot of people, and it’s probably made a lot of people look themselves in the mirror and figure out who they are and what they’ve been running from or what they’ve been putting off in their lives. For me, I’ve ran from myself for a long time and I’ve hated myself for a long time, and I’m gay. I came to terms with that that earlier this year and have been processing it. The next step in all of this was sort of letting people know. I’m still nervous, but it’s been a journey for sure. I’m like the happiest and healthiest I’ve ever been in my life. That means the world to me.”

Underwood expressed he went through a very dark time to be able to reveal his truth: “I got into a place in my personal life that was dark and bad. I can list a bunch of different things, but they’d all be excuses. I think overall the reason why now is because I got to a place where I didn’t think I was ever going to share this. I would rather have died than say ‘I’m gay,’ and I think that was sort of my wake up call. There was a moment in L.A. that I woke up and I didn’t think I was going to wake up,” he said. “I didn’t have the intentions of waking up, and I did. And I think for me that was my wake up call, that, ‘This is your life. Take back control.’ I think looking back even beyond that is… even just suicidal thoughts and driving my car close to a cliff, like, ‘Oh, if this goes off the cliff, it’s not that big of a deal.’ I don’t feel that anymore.”’

As to the questions or anger that ‘Bachelor Nation’ are going to have that Underwood misled the female contestants on his season, or he duped the audience, Colton said: “I thought a lot about this…Do I regret being ‘The Bachelor?’ And handling it the way that I did?’  I do think I could have handled it better, I’ll say that. I just wish I wouldn’t have dragged people into my own mess of figuring out who I was. I genuinely mean that, but also at the same time I can say ‘I’m sorry’ to all of those women, I can also say ‘thank you,’ because without them and without the ‘Bachelor’ franchise, I don’t know if this would have ever come out.”

Colton was highly-promoted during his season as the “Virgin Bachelor”.  He acknowledged he was indeed a virgin at that time, but it was because he was gay, but just “didn’t know how to handle it”.   Underwood also shared he was thankful to God that he was cast on the reality-competition as one of its season’s leads because he thought that would make him straight.  He told Roberts in his talk with God, ‘Finally, you’re letting me be straight. Finally, you’re giving me a wife, a fiancée, and then I’m going to have the kids, then I’m going to have the house, and then I’m going to have all this.’

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As to his contentious break-up with ‘Bachelor’ contestant, Cassie Randolph, where she had at one time had a restraining order put on Underwood and later revoked it, he admitted: “I would like to say sorry for how things ended. I messed up, I made a lot of bad choices.”  But told Robin Roberts, he indeed loved Cassie, sharing, “That only made it harder and more confusing for me. if I’m being very honest, I loved everything about her. And it’s hard for me to articulate exactly what my emotions were, and going through that relationship with her was, because I obviously had an internal fight going on. I would just say that I’m sorry from the bottom of my heart. I’m sorry for any pain and emotional stress I caused. I wish it wouldn’t have happened the way it did. I wish that I would have been courageous enough to fix myself before I broke anybody else.”

Underwood shared that his upbringing in the Catholic church and being in the world of high school, college, and pro sports contributed to why he never came out previously, citing,: ” learned in the Bible that gay is a sin. I had made mistakes in my sports and in my athletic career, and when you make mistakes, ‘that play was gay’ or that was a bad… gay was always affiliated with a connotation of negativity, and I think there’s a lot of things when I look back, like, ‘No wonder I held it in.’”

So, were you surprised that Colton revealed he was gay? How do you feel about the journey he expressed in his interview on GMA to speak his truth? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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Former Y&R Star Jason Canela Lands Recurring Role on ‘The Rookie’

Jason Canela (Ex-Arturo Rosales) will now join another soap alum, Nathan Fillion (Ex-Joey, One Life to Live) on the ABC cop drama, The Rookie.

Casting news today out of Deadline has that Canela will play the recurring role of Cesar Madrigal, the son of criminal royalty who is impetuous, entitled and in line to take over his father’s empire.

Look for Jason to first appear in the upcoming episode entitled “Brave Heart.”

 

In addition to Y&R, Jason has appeared on The Glades, Camino, Pitch, MissingSingle in South Beach, Make Love Great Again and Netflix’s Always Be My Maybe.

So looking forward to seeing Jason on The Rookie? Comment below.

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DAYS Alison Sweeney on Working with Bryan Dattilo: “28 Years Later, Some Things Never Change. Still Laughing Between Takes and Grateful to Have Such a Talented Supportive Co-Star”

This week, Days of our Lives viewers have witnessed that Sami Brady DiMera (Alison Sweeney) and Lucas Horton (Bryan Dattilo) hit the sheets, and Lumi fans everywhere rejoiced!

On and off, for almost three decades. Alison Sweeney and Bryan Dattilo have played the relationship between these two exes who share children together to the hilt, because Sami and Lucas’ history is well … complicated.

But, what will happen if and when EJ finds out that Sami had sex with her ex? Stay tuned.

In the meantime, Alison took to her Instagram and shared her thoughts alongside photos of her and Bryan, then and now.

Over the years, Bryan had remained one of Alison’s good friends.

Sweeney expressed: “I have always had such fun working with @bryan.dattilo !! 28 years later, some things never change. Still laughing between takes and grateful to have such a talented, supportive costar. Thanks @nbc for this great archive photo! And so grateful to @nbcdays for the incredible opportunity to play Sami.”

What did you think of the scenes where Sami and Lucas slept together and its aftermath thus far? Comment below.

 

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