Tyler Christopher Clears Up Possible September Return Date to 'General Hospital'

Tyler Christopher
Earlier this year, Emmy winner Tyler Christopher took a leave of absence “for personal reasons” from the role of Nikolas Cassadine on General Hospital. He cited “personal reasons,” for his exit, making many GH fans wonder if the he and the show had reached an impasse in contract negotiations.

Fans have been eager for the actor’s return during his several-week absence, which took place smack dab in the middle of meaty storyline involving Nikolas. The Cassadine prince faked his own death only to be discovered very much alive by Ava Jerome.

“Emmy winner Tyler Christphoner (Nikolas Cassadine) announced that he will be returning to General Hospital later this year. The actor made the announcement during an event at this year's General Hospital Fan Club Weekend,” reported Soap Central on Friday. The Internet erupted with overjoyed fans declaring Christopher would be back at GH in a few weeks.

Christopher then Tweeted a clarification the same day. “Slow down every1 I said I THINK Sept. will b my return 2 ‪#GH‬. Nothing official yet. Thanks for all the love 2day though. ‪#Muchappreciated.

In Christopher’s absence, soap alum Nick Stabile took over the role of Nikolas. Fans generally agreed that he did a laudable job as Nikolas. When Valentin shot Nikolas and the prince plunged over a balcony on Cassadine Island, fans saw the last of Stabile. In his short time as Nikolas, Stabile had gained an avid following, and many hoped the show would find some way to keep both Christopher and Stabile in Port Charles.

Check back with We Love Soaps for more information on Christopher’s return as it becomes available.

Akbi Khan has been a soap mega-fan for 31 years. She has been writing about them and working to save the soap genre for several years. Last May she got her Master’s in rhetoric and composition, for which she completed a thesis on the Save Our Soaps (SOS) movement and created her own SOS group, thistimeitsforever.org. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with family and friends, activism for various progressive causes, traveling down her spiritual path, rollerskating, going dancing, anything having to do with language or words, and laughing heartily and often, and more. You may reach her at akbikhan@gmail.com.

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