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Susan Lucci Reveals She Had Second Heart Surgery

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Soap icon, Susan Lucci (Ex-Erica Kane, All My Children) revealed Monday on Good Morning America,that she underwent a second heart surgery last month in January.

According to Susan, one night she started to feel discomfort when pain was radiating around her rib cage.  She was also short of breath.

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She told GMA’s Amy Robach, “I thought, ‘This is crazy. These are the same kind of symptoms that I had three years ago, but it can’t be.’ But when I lay down, I started to feel a sharp coming-and-going pain in my jaw.” That symptom is known for woman to be the start of a cardiac event.

Lucci went to the ER and eventually had a stent implanted in a coronary artery that was 80% blocked, potentially avoiding a serious heart attack.   It was a little over three years ago that Susan had her first cardiovascular episode. At that time, doctors discovered two other arteries that were blocked.

Luckily, Susan who is now 75, is on the mend, but her physician, Richard Shlofmitz, was also on GMA, and said if Lucci had ignored the symptoms, “It would have gotten more progressive and then it would have become more urgent.”

Robach shared that Susan’s prognosis is now “very good.”

Send your well-wishes to Susan as she continues to be an advocate for women’s heart issues while sharing her own medical ordeals, via the comment section below.

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Susan, we love you and are so glad you caught this. Be safe always, Kristyl and the pups in CA xoxo

Isn’t she some kind of workout person?
Wasn’t she selling her workout stuff, and diet stuff..?
Goes to show– all that time and effort and two heart surgeries, sigh..
I wish her the best.

She’s 75 ya plank. Bodies breakdown. Things start malfunctioning. Are you serious right now?

Su000…You seem to get around a lot on soap news. I wonder if you have seen JimL (I think that was his call name) anywhere? He used to be a regular on MF. There are others who used to be regulars that I don’t see often, but they drop in occasionally..

Hi Rose–
Actually – I seldom go around checking out soap news–
I mainly stop in here and DL- when I have the time to read etc.
So- I’m not much help-
When I have looked around- I did notice that
herein the posts are usually posted only twice a day? in comparison to the instant post posting boards. Perhaps he likes that-
Anyways I hope he’s OK.
Stay safe, Rose 🙂

Jim h. He’s always coming up with funny alternate storylines. I know he had health issues, and some financial ones too. I hope he’s ok also. Could have been all those political barbs and comments other than soap related during Trump presidency. It became quite contentious.

daviestev…yes…his funny alternative storylines..I was concerned for him for the reasons you suggested. And if I remember right I think he was put off by those other kind of comments. Hope he is okay.

Maybe if she hadn’t done all these things to help herself in the past, she may have had a massive heart attack and died years ago. So happy she didn’t ignore her jaw pain. Love you, Susan!

Hope she gets better soon miss you on all my children please be safe and love you

I hope you are well soon youre the best!

Praying for you

Be well Susan. You are a brillant lady to take care of your discomfort

Susan deserves the best and she got the Chairman of Cardiology at St. Francis Hospital he is the top doctor I’m glad she got the best.

I really miss some of the soap stars like Susan, even if they could be over the top sometime. And even funny, unlike some of the female leads on other soaps. Erica was the best. Glad to hear she is one the mend.

so glad you listened to your body and went to the hospital. Hoping and praying things will be all better soon.

Get well soon
You’re beautiful & a wonderful actress

Susan, I appreciate you coming forward to discuss the feelings you had. You could save another woman from ignoring the signs. God bless you and your family!

She does Pilates and with that body must eat right. What the heck?!?!?

I had 2 stents in my leg a few years ago and two in my heart last July , so I know what you are going through. Speedy recovery.

yes, that is vaccine related.

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Kelly Ripa Shares on Husband Mark Consuelos: “My Funny Valentine…Celebrating 29 Years of Love With This Guy”

Ah, we remember them when, right? Hard to believe that 29 years have passed since Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos tied the knot when they were mere young adults on All My Children on May 1st, 1996 and portraying Hayley and Mateo, respectively.

But, look at them now! Kelly and Mark are happily married with three children and co-hosting the top-rated syndicated morning talk show!

On Valentine’s Day, Mark took to his Instagram and Kelly took to hers, posting pics and snaps of their love for one another. Consuelos shared: “My forever Valentine…You make smile♥️♥️” to which Ripa replied “Ten Hearts.”

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Kelly posted a plethora of great shots of the duo through the years, captioning it all with “My funny Valentine…Celebrating 29 years of ♥️ with this guy 😍”

The photo album included: Kelly and Mark in matching blue and white outfits standing in front of a red sign that spells out the word “love.” In addition, Ripa chose some moments from their red-carpet appearances and some of their favorite vacations.

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Meanwhile, the Live with Kelly and Mark social media account featured a shot of the couple wearing matching t-shirts that said, “Find someone that loves you as much as Mark loves Mark 😂 Happy Valentine’s Day!”

So, what do you think? Are Kelly and Mark the best example of a Valentine’s Day couple we know and love? Share your thoughts in the comment section and Happy Valentine’s Day from Michael Fairman TV!

 

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Grammy Winner Jody Watley Recalls Dancing On ‘Soul Train’ with All My Children’s Darnell Williams: “Like Every Other Soap Fan I Loved His Legendary Character ‘Jesse'”

Look who’s paying an homage to one of the all time daytime greats, Darnell Williams (ex-Jesse, All My Children), none other than recording artist and Grammy-winner, Jody Watley.

While in promotion of her new single, Everlasting, Watley has been sharing photos and memories of moments from her career that are everlasting.

Taking to her Instagram, Watley shared a photo of herself with a young Darnell Williams, where we learned not only is she a huge fan of the iconic Jesse from Pine Valley, but she danced with Darnell when they both appeared on Soul Train! Darnell was regular on the show from 1974-1975.  Watley began her professional career on Soul Train, then became part of the musical group, Shalamar, before beginning her own solo career which has now spanned decades.

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Watley expressed on Willi: “EVERLASTING Indeed! 😁😁✨ “Always believe in you..” #flashbackfriday #70s 😘 this photo was shared with me from a ST fan page on FB .. I’d never seen it before 😯😍 – two teens with big dreams — Darnell Williams such a nice guy and so handsome we danced together a few times – a snapshot – … later like every other soap fan I loved his legendary character “Jesse” back in the golden era of daytime TV “All My Children” ❤️❤️❤️❤️ terrific actor— and I was in awe like “I knew him on ST” 😁 – before coming into my own trajectory as an artist.”

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Two-time Daytime Emmy winner, Darnell Williams appeared on All My Children during several stints from 1991 to 1998, then again from 2008-2011, before reprising the role in 2013 in Prospect Park’s reboot of the series.

Watley’s biggest hits include Real Love, Looking for a New Love, Everything, Some Kind of Lover and more.

So, what do you think of the Darnell and Jody connection, and her remembrances of his time as Jesse on AMC? share your thoughts in the comment section, and also check out the radio edit version of Jody’s new single below.

 

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‘Live with Kelly and Mark’ Scores Most-Watched Week of Syndicated Talk Shows in 2 Years; Delivers Strongest Week in Nearly 3 Years

In another case of soap alums doing great things, come news that former All My Children stars and real-life marrieds Kelly Ripa (ex-Hayley) and Mark Consuelos (ex-Mateo) are having a great ride together as on-screen co-hosts of the syndicated morning series, Live with Kelly and Mark.

New numbers were just released by ABC that share that during the week of January 15-19 2024: Live with Kelly and Mark hit series highs in Households (1.81 rating) and Total Viewers (2.673 million). Interestingly enough, former GH star, Rick Springfield (ex-Noah Drake) appeared on the show that week performing with friend and musician, Richard Marx.)

But there is more good news: Live with Kelly and Mark delivered the franchise’s strongest week in nearly 3 years in both Households and Total Viewers, as well as double-digit week-to-week increases in key demos over the last three weeks.

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With 2.673 million Total Viewers, ‘Live’ delivered the most-watched week of any syndicated talk show in 2 years ( since Dr. Phil second week of January in 2022).

In even more solid gains for this ratings report: the talker stood as the week’s top  daytime talk show in Households (1.81 rating) and Total Viewers (2.673 million). ‘Live’ also ranked as the No. 1 entertainment talk show of the week across all key Nielsen measures, topping all daytime and late-night entertainment talk shows.

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Overall the Live with Kelly and Mark is up 4%  from the the previous year averaging roughly 2.4M viewers across all of its episodes. ‘Live’ also stands as the season’s No. 1 entertainment talk show across all key Nielsen measures.

Consuleos arrived officially on the season on April 17th 2022 taking over for the departing Ryan Seacrest to co-host the show with Ripa. While many voiced concerns that the on-screen and off-screen coupling might make for lower ratings if they were not entertaining, just the opposite has happened, the series seems in a very healthy place; given the constant downturn in linear ratings and viewership in daytime TV.

Are you enjoying Kelly and Mark as co-hosts compared to Kelly’s other co-hosts through the years? Comment below.

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