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General Hospital News and Spoilers: Antonio Sabato Jr. Speaks Out On Jagger’s Recast- “You need to know the truth from me and you need to know the only truth about what’s going on.”

Antonio Sabato Jr. Addresses Jagger Recast
Antonio Sabato Jr. Addresses Jagger Recast

Last week’s General Hospital brought the shock factor to its audience on many different levels. Obviously Spencer and Esme made us gasp, Avery Pohl’s unexpected exit, Nikolas and Ace’s return to Laura, and more contributed to the ultimately shocking storylines.

General Hospital recaps highlight Spencer and Trina’s life or death situation. Their families came together to help rescue them from Esme Prince. While it looks like Esme and Spencer are swimming with the fishies, GH news reports confirm that Nicholas Alexander Chavez will return as Spencer, but Avery Pohl’s exit is indefinite. Now Trina is traumatized after the event and losing Spencer. To be honest, I’m traumatized too lol. I want Esme back! It still boggles my mind that GH took this direction. But that’s for another post at another time.

Anna’s Taken Aback By Jagger

Meanwhile, Anna Devane (Finola Hughes) and Jordan Ashford (Tanisha Harper) engage in their own life threatening drama. The two find themselves in an FBI ambush as they try to crack a case of their own. That’s when Jagger showed up. General Hospital spoilers reveal that a blast from the past has come back. Those who watched GH in the early 90s know exactly who Jagger Cates is. However, anyone would be confused and shocked by this because todays Jagger isn’t the man who made the role an iconic piece of American culture and Soap Opera history.

According to GH news reports, Jagger was recast with actor Adam Harrington. While Antonio Sabàto Jr. helped create the role over 30 years ago, it’s been reported that Sabato Jr. was not asked to reprise the ever-popular the role. Now, the actor has come out to speak on the subject.

Adam Harrington Jagger Cates recast

In a now-deleted Instagram video, Sabato Jr. addressed a statement about Jagger’s recent recasting. “I’m being bombarded with a lot of questions about this General Hospital thing. You need to know the truth from me and you need to know the only truth about what’s going on.”

Antonio Sabato Jr. Address Jagger Recast

There’s no denying that Antonio Sabato Jr.’s role as Jagger Cates took the GH fandom by storm in the early 1990s. Certainly, his face became recognizable across the world as General Hospital fans tuned in to see what’s next. Antonio addressed the early starved of the character, and Jagger’s worldly popularity. “At the beginning of my career, I started on a character that I truly, truly adore, that I created with Wendy Riche, the executive producer, and an amazing team of writers at General Hospital back in 1992. I was on General Hospital from 92 to 94, playing a character by the name of John “Jagger” Cates.

Jagger Cates Popularity

I’ve been asked by the fans by millions all over the world, not just in America and in North America, but all over the world, about coming back to General Hospital for 30 years. Now, like I said, I’m doing very well. I’m not begging to go back on the show. This is not about that. I have many careers. I’m still acting very well. I have a movie coming out. I have a lot of things coming out and I’m very proud of.”

GH Jagger and Brenda Antonio Sabato Jr. Vanessa Marcil

Reflecting on his popularity as Jagger, and the irony that he was never asked to return, Sabato stated, “I’ve never been asked to come back on General Hospital for 30 years. The producers at General Hospital, ABC, and Disney, they know where to find me. They know where I am. The fans always ask me every single day, ‘Are you going back to General Hospital?”

Adam Harrington Steps In as Jagger Recast

Fast forward to this week. It’s 2024 and has been 30 years since Sabato Jr. played the iconic Jagger Cates. Suddenly, the news hit fans and Antonio like a brick. He was bombarded with questions from fans, asking about the recent GH casting. That’s when Antonio commented on Jagger’s revival, and the fact that he wasn’t asked to step back into the role. Instead, GH hired Adam Harrington to take over as the memorable Cates.

“They don’t even call him ‘Jagger’. They call him ‘John’ because they know that the character’s only been played by me ’cause it’s part of who I am. It’s my life. It’s a character that is really a big part of, of my soul that I dedicated my life. And that’s what it turned out to be. I gave everything I have to that character and I would still do. So, the truth and the fact of the matter is people say, well, ‘you ruin your career because you voted for this or political or this and that.’  I shouldn’t be hired on my political views. I should be hired on my merit, on my acting abilities because you know, that works.”

“So this is on them hiring a new person, which is fine. They could do whatever they want. But hey, but for all the fans around the world to speculate or to say, you know, I ruined my career and all this stuff, mo, that’s not it. So now you know the truth. I’m gonna leave this out there for you to see.”

According to GH News and spoilers, Antonio’s message was addressed in a now-deleted IG video. Please be sure to check back with us at GH Blog for the latest developments.

Micki is an avid fan or music, especially the lyrics, and storytelling. Additionally, she’s a dedicated General Hospital fan. Her passion for writing, intellectually emotional expression, and the compelling nature of the storylines is a perfect equation for writing a blog. Micki has a Bachelor of Science degree from Oakland University and spends her free time writing poetry and song lyrics, while inspired by her passions and interests. Thank you all for taking the time to read and support General Hospital Blog. It truly means more than you know.

Corinthians 13:13So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love.

General Hospital Recaps: Remember When? Island Edition

General Hospital Recaps: Remember When The Island Jagger Cates
General Hospital Recaps: Remember When The Island Jagger Cates

Over the years, General Hospital has made history time and time again with its iconic storylines. Sadly, to our nation’s current situation with the Covid-19 Pandemic, those creative and legendary stories won’t told for a while. Although this won’t be forever, it is still difficult for the cast, crew, and fans alike to wrap our heads around the reality of it all. While we sit and wait for our world as we know it to go back to normal, we can reflect on the happy and fond memories we have from our favorite Daytime Drama.

As fashion trends and TV show reboots from the 1990s have begun to resurface, it seems fitting to put focus on one very memorable General Hospital storyline from the 1990s. In the early 1990s I personally, got sucked in and swept away when I started watching GH with my mom and sister and the story that was front and center revolved around Jason Quartermaine- now Jason Morgan- (Steve Burton), Jagger Cates (Antonio Sabato Jr.), and Karen Wexler (Cari Shayne).

Romance, drama, and adventure followed these three wherever they went- even on a deserted island! After being shipwrecked, they were stranded on a deserted island, making things very awkward for everyone involved since Jagger and Karen were a couple, Jason was annoyed, and the two men weren’t too keen on each other. This love triangle was secondary to that of Jagger, Karen, and Brenda Barrett (Vanessa Marcil), but developed as Jason Quartermaine was basically a third wheel when he, Jagger, and Karen were stuck on a deserted island.

General Hospital Recaps: Remember When The Island Jagger

Tension was thick between Jason and Jagger, and since Karen was the reason, there was tension and awkwardness all around. In one climatic scene, Jagger walked up as Jason embraced Karen from behind. Of course, Jagger was angry and jealous, but it wasn’t what it looked liked. Jason was comforting Karen after being by the attempted rape. Jason Morgan has always been a savior to women. He is a natural protector, quick thinker, and a fighter for what’s right. Jason Quartermaine never lost that part of himself, even after the car accident with his brother AJ (Sean Kanan), leading him to change his name from Quartermaine to another family name, Morgan.

At some point, Jason and Jagger had to put their pride and differences aside. This was necessary in order to work together to survive. Jagger was the muscle, while Jason was both the brains of the operation. Additionally, it’s apparent that both Jason and Jagger are strong and resourceful. Karen was resourceful in her own right, but definitely played the role of damsel in distress very well.

Micki is an avid fan or music, especially the lyrics, and storytelling. Additionally, she’s a dedicated General Hospital fan. Her passion for writing, intellectually emotional expression, and the compelling nature of the storylines is a perfect equation for writing a blog. Micki has a Bachelor of Science degree from Oakland University and spends her free time writing poetry and song lyrics, while inspired by her passions and interests. Thank you all for taking the time to read and support General Hospital Blog. It truly means more than you know.

Corinthians 13:13So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love.