General Hospital News and Spoilers: Maurice Benard Reveals Brush With Death In a Speedo, And Who and What Saves His Life- No, This Isn’t A GH Plot!

Maurice Benard’s brush with death wearing a Speedo
Evan Hofer State of Mind
Maurice Benard’s brush with death wearing a Speedo

The incredible 60 year old drama series brings us new content five days a week. Year after year we get to know the characters a little better. Moreover, technology has set the stage for fans to have a deeper look into the actors behind the roles. -Not all of the GH cast has social media profiles, but many live to engage wit the fans, giving us a glimpse. Often times we tend to associate our favorite character’s lives with the life their portray on television. Sometimes the actor and their GH role are similar, and other times they are total opposite. And there are times that it’s hard to remember that they have real or drama in addition to the role they play on our favorite show.

Maurice Benard’s Brush With Death Wearing a Speedo

General Hospital news and spoilers reveal Maurice’s recent real life drama. In their latest social media post, GH’s Maurice Benard and Evan Hofer shared a collaborative Instagram video to tell the story.

Evidently, General Hospital star Maurice Benard was swimming in the ocean when a shark approached him. Benard mentioned that he was wearing a Speedo (relevance in question. 😜) That’s when his co-star Evan Hofer (who plays Dex Heller) thought to grab a State of Mind. He said that he took off the shirt and tossed it out to Benard.

You can hear the rest of the story in Maurice and Evan’s latest IG video below.

General Hospital News: Maurice Benard Honors Tyler Christopher With State Of Mind Tribute- “Cause I Really Thought It Was The Last Time I Was Gonna See Him, And It Was”

Maurice Benard Honors Tyler Christopher in State of Mind Tribute
Maurice Benard honors Tyler Christopher in State of Mind Tribute

The daytime television world was shaken to its core when the Emmy winning, General Hospital and Days Of Our Lives star, Tyler Christopher died suddenly. He was only 50 years old. Recently, he had bravely opened up about his life and the hardships that he faced due to mental illness and addiction.

Previously reported, GH Blog shared the news after General Hospital’s Maurice Benard broke the devastating news via social media. General Hospital news reports confirmed that Tyler Christopher died on October 31st, 2023.

As the community mourned Tyler’s passing, many took the opportunity to spread mental health awareness. Particularly, Tyler’s friend and former co-star Maurice Benard. Tyler joined Benard on his YouTube series, State of Mind, and discussed mental illness, addictions and other life experiences and struggles. Tyler’s vulnerability and strength were transparent in his interview as his darkest hours were aired for all to learn.

General Hospital news and spoilers reveal that Maurice has re-aired Tyler Christopher’s State of Mind episode. Additionally, Maurice Benard honors Tyler Christopher in a State of Mind tribute.

For the full interview, make sure to check out Maurice’s State of Mind interview with Tyler Christopher. I think that I’ve watched it four times now. Twice before Tyler’s unexpected passing, and twice hereafter.

Please continue to keep Tyler’s family in your prayers as they process the news and grieve for their loss.

If you know anyone who shows signs of mental illness and addiction, do your best to be what that person needs. Never kick someone when they’re down, and always extend a kind word. It could save a life. Please spread mental health awareness!

General Hospital News and Spoilers: Maurice Benard Reveals Upcoming Guest, This Blast From The Past Sends Fans Back To The Golden Era

Maurice Benard reveals upcoming guest
Maurice Benard reveals upcoming guest

Maybe it’s just me but I find that nostalgia has a way of bringing communities together. Like, when you and a life long friend begin to reminisce about the days of old, and reflect on the good times. In doing so we tend to remember certain people and events that bring a sense of comfort to mind.

For me, the same goes for television and music. Almost all of today’s top 40 pop songs contain music samples from the past. So when you hear this fresh sound with a familiar twist, you kinda feel right at home. Well, that’s how it is for me when my faves from the past return.

I started watching General Hospital in the 1990s like many of you. And I can honestly say that this era seems to have left the most permanent mark on GH fans. That said, do you remember the popular character, Karen Wexler, played by Cari Sheen? She was right there in the middle of heated storylines involving strip clubs, drugs, and Sonny Corinthos (Maurice Benard).

General Hospital 1992 The Island

It was the age of “The Island,” when Karen, Jason Quartermaine (Steve Burton), and Jagger Cates (Antonio Sabato Jr.) got stranded on an island. Moreover, it was the first jig storyline my pre-teen self really got into. And for that I will always remember and be grateful I beg and watching GH when I did.

Maurice Benard Reveals Upcoming Guest

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At a recent fan event in Royal Oak Michigan, Maurice Benard discussed GH, mental illness, and everything in between. A hot topic was definitely his YouTube channel, State of Mind. He uses the platform to interview past and present co-stars, and anyone who wants to share their story.

General Hospital News and Spoilers: GH’s Johnny Wactor Celebrates Sobriety

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Johnny Wactor celebrates sobriety!

…Personal milestones may be exactly that, personal. But just because it’s your own achievement doesn’t mean you can’t share it with the world. Most times personal milestones can serve as inspiration to others.

General Hospital’s Johnny Wactor who played the adored and extremely missed, Brando Corbin. His and Sasha Gilmore’s (Sofia Mattsson) life was just beginning when he was tragically killed by the Port Charles hook killer. Brando and his portrayer, Johnny, quickly won GH fans over. Fans were devastated by Brando’s death, and many took to social media to express their disappointment in writing him off. Despite his GH exit, Wactor kept his GH fan following.

Thankfully, social media platforms like Instagram allow us to look a little closer at the lives of those who share theirs with the world. Of course, pics can be deceiving, but we can get a glimpse of someone’s world through what they share online.

Moreover, when he sat down with Maurice Benard for State of Mind, fans learned even more about his personal journey. In the interview on State of Mind, Wactor revealed that he grew up with an alcoholic father, and he too was an alcoholic. However, at the time of the interview, Johnny was already years into his sobriety.

Johnny Wactor celebrates sobriety alcoholism Brando Corbin

According to General Hospital news and spoilers, Johnny Wactor celebrates sobriety by sharing his milestone with the world. The star took to Instagram to announce six years of being clean and sober! Congratulations to Johnny on such an important achievement! We pray for his continued strength and success! Also, don’t forget to check him out on Instagram reels alongside his former GH co-stars!

General Hospital News And Spoilers: Alicia Leigh Willis Reveals Maurice Benard’s Behind-The-Scenes Behavior Caused Her To Leave GH

Maurice Benard and Alicia Leigh Willis played alongside one another as brother and sister on General Hospital. Alicia joined the cast in December of 2001 through February 2006. In an interview with her former co-star, Willis reveals why she left GH.

General Hospital news reports confirm Maurice Benard recently interviewed his former co-star and TV sister, Alicia Leigh Willis. Alicia portrayed Sonny’s sister Courtney Matthews and is the mother of Sonny’s nephew Spencer Cassadine (Nicholas Alexander Chavez). On a recent episode of the YouTube series State Of Mind, General Hospital spoilers reveal Alicia Leigh Willis opened up about her time at General Hospital.

In an intensely insightful State of Mind interview, Willis admits her reason for leaving General Hospital. When discussing Benard’s struggle with mental health, Alicia and Maurice opened up about his behind-the-scenes behavior. According to Willis, Benard’s behavior played a part in her GH exit.

“I didn’t know what you were going through,” Willis confessed. “All I knew is that you and I were really close. And I always had a way of taking things really personally. So if someone was in a bad mood around me, I felt like it was my fault, like I had done something.

“So for a long time, I didn’t know which Maurice I was gonna get,” she added. “One day you were the most charming, amazing… and then another day I was a little scared. I was just like, does he hate me? Did I do something? I didn’t understand at the time.

Things Get Dark

Alicia reflected on some dark times while on the set of General Hospital. “I remember the last year of the show was really dark,” she admitted. “I would go to my dressing room and I would just cry. And it wasn’t just that. That was a big part of it, but I felt like we had such a good connection. That was a big reason. So much was disclosed in this interview, as fans saw a new dynamic between Sonny and Courtney’s portrayers. “This is the first time I’ve ever actually said that out loud,” she added. “Because people said, ‘Why are you leaving the show? They’re offering you another four years. You’re a working actress. What are you doing?’ And I’m like, “I can’t stay. I’m so unhappy.’” Willis acknowledged that she has a better understanding now of what TV brother was going through. “This is the first time I’ve ever actually said that out loud,” she said. “Because people said, ‘Why are you leaving the show? They’re offering you another four years. You’re a working actress. What are you doing?’ And I’m like, “I can’t stay. I’m so unhappy.’”

It sounds like Willis and Benard have come to an understanding. “After I saw the Oprah interview, it clicked,” she told Benard. “And now the journey that you are on is so incredible. Because people need to talk about it. I wish we had talked about it 20 years ago! If we had had this kind of dialogue back then? Think of how much easier it would have been for all of us to just talk to each other.”

Do not miss the interview on YouTube!

General Hospital News And Spoilers: Sarah Joy Brown Joins Maurice Benard On State of Mind’s First Episode Of The New Year

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Former General Hospital star Sarah Joy Brown joins Maurice Benard on State of Mind. Sarah originated the role of Carly Corinthos in 1996. When she came onto the Port Charles scene, she and her co-star Maurice hit it off immediately. Their incredible chemistry and instant allure made Sonny Corinthos and Caroline Benson the next biggest couple since Luke and Laura.

Anthony Geary and Genie Francis’s portrayal of Luke and Laura stole American’s hearts. Luke and Laura’s popularity set the tone for super couple status in daytime. When Sonny and Carly came around, Port Charles found their next super couple. Comparatively, Sonny and Carly’s dynamic drew fans in their storyline in a way that was very familiar to the draw of Luke and Laura’s love story.

General Hospital news and spoilers reveal Sarah Joy Brown joins Maurice Benard in an all new episode of his YouTube series State of Mind. Benard took to Instagram to announce Sarah as State of Mind’s first guest of 2023.

Maurice and Sarah get nostalgic about their days on GH prior to her departure in 2001. The actress confessed she left her role as Carly to go out and dk other things. She admitted that I’d she stayed Carly her whole life she would have gotten to a point and wondered, ‘what else?’

Sarah’s State of Mind interview with Maurice is up now on YouTube. To check out their conversation visit State of Mind HERE.

General Hospital News And Spoilers: The Story Behind GH’s Nurse Chanel, Chauntal Lewis And The Event That Changed Her Life Forever

Chauntal Lewis Nurse Chanel

GH news and spoilers tell the story behind the actress who plays GH’s Nurse Chanel, Chauntal Lewis. Often times the nurses behind the scenes don’t get the recognition they deserve. understandably, our focus tends to fall on the front and center characters. However, from time to time background character’s talent and overall presence shines through.

General Hospital fans have inquired about a familiar face spotted in a recent episode. Chauntal Lewis has an interesting history with ABC’s General Hospital. Since her first appearance in 2015, Lewis has played three separate roles. In 2015, Chauntal appeared in an episode as Nurse Stephanie. The next year, Lewis’s GH status became recurring as Nurse Tara until 2019. Today, she is currently playing Nurse Chanel and has done so since 2020. Nurse Chanel recently popped into Heather Webber’s hospital room where fans recognized her unique look. General Hospital news reports share her story behind a tragic event that changed her life.

General Hospital spoilers reveal GH’s Nurse Chanel, Chauntal Lewis shared her story on the YouTube series State of Mind with General Hospital’s lead actor Maurice Benard. Her interview gives an inside look at her life in Santa Monica, the event that changed her forever, love and loss, and her struggle with depression.

Don’t forget to check out Chauntal’s interview with Maurice Benard on State of Mind.

General Hospital News And Spoilers: Maurice Benard Tests His Triggers And Faces His Fears; Let’s Fans In On Personal Journey

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Maurice Benard’s anxiety triggers!

Maurice Benard’s anxiety triggers tested. General Hospital star, Maurice Benard isn’t shy about letting fans in on his personal life. His wife Paula, their kids, and grandkids, play a major role in Benard’s life outside Prospect Studios.

Anyone who knows anything about the Emmy winning actor, knows he has struggled and successfully navigated through mental health issues. Due to his experience with mental illness, particularly bipolar disorder, Benard became a mental health advocate.

Maurice Benard shares his personal stories, along with the stories of many others through his YouTube series State of Mind.

When he isn’t Port Charles’s most family oriented mobster, Sonny Corinthos, he’s Maurice Benard, husband, father, grandpa, and more. GH spoilers show Benard let fans look in on a little self care journey via Instagram. General Hospital news and spoilers reveal the iconic TV mobster recently took a trip to Disneyland. He was joined by his family.

Maurice shared a video from a Disneyland rollercoaster. But his ride on one of Disney’s epic coasters wasn’t purely for entertainment. Benard admits every so often he tests his triggers. Rollercoasters, as well as, airplanes trigger the award winning actor.

General Hospital Spoilers: Vanessa Marcil’s Work Ethic Raised Concerns With Former Co-Star, Gets Called Out; Was It A Lesson Learned?

If you have been following soap operas for a long time like most of us daytime tv fans, it’s likely you know a little something about the filming style and schedule of a soap actor.

General Hospital news and spoilers reveal soap operas are filmed in a demanding, high paced environment, that is designed to roll our once scene after another. With early call times and long hours, having a solid work ethic among the cast is key.

General Hospital spoilers reveal Maurice Benard sat down with daytime star, Rena Sofer, on the YouTube series, State of Mind. In the interview, the longtime friends discussed many aspects of life, focusing on their time together while playing Bensonhurst Besties, Sonny Corinthos and Lois Cerullo. Sonny and Lois had counterparts, or, love interests at the time that completed what was referred to as, the fearsome foursome. Vanessa Marcil and Wally Kurth played along side Maurice and Lois as Brenda Barrett and Ned Ashton.

In Maurice’s interview with Rena, she recalled a specific time while on set with Marcil; an incident that occurred m which set the tone for their working relationship was the turning point for the young actress. Rena recalled a time when Vanessa was late, didn’t show up, and Vanessa told Rena, “Oh, I’m so sorry, I overslept.” Sofer continued to disclose that Marcil didn’t make entry lines. Rena explained, “And I just remember looking at her and going, ‘I don’t care who you do that, don’t do it with me. I don’t want that.’” Surprised by Sofer’s admission to being bold and straightforward with Vanessa, he asked how she took it. Rena admitted, “I think it really affected her,” she continued, “And maybe she doesn’t even remember that I said that. I think it affected her because every time we ever worked together again, we worked to make our relationship deeper than what they were writing it, which I think is why it was so intense and beautiful.”

Rena and Vanessa’s relationship deepened from that point on. Sofer made it clear that she expects out of her co-workers, the same type of dedication and effort as she puts in. Giving it their all has a lot to do with the success of their era. GH fans couldn’t get enough of Ned and Lois, Sonny and Brenda, and of course, Lois and Brenda. L & B Records was iconic and the bond between Lois and Brenda was as strong as that of Rena and Vanessa.

It’s nice to reflect on the good ole days, back in the 90s when Sonny Corinthos was making a name for himself around Port Charles. After all, coming from Bensonhurst gives immediate street cred.

General Hospital News And Spoilers: Maurice Benard Sits Down With Jophielle Love On ‘State of Mind’

General Hospital’s Maurice Benard sits down with various actors and actresses, discussing their journey (and his) with mental health.

General Hospital Blog recently shared GH news regarding Maurice’s YouTube series on mental health. Benard has recently revealed there would be a mystery guest on his YouTube series, State of Mind. General Hospital spoilers reveal this Sunday’s State of Mind guest is Benard’s co-star and GH starlet, Jophielle Love.

In a recent Instagram clip, Benard talks to Love in a sneak peek of the interview, which is available now on YouTube.