After an injury in the spring that kept him laid up for months, Drake Hogestyn is back on the Days of Our Lives set as John Black.
A tweet from Co-Head Writer Dena Higley confirmed the news this afternoon to the joy of longtime fans who expressed their relief one of their favorites has recovered and is back at work.
Hogestyn reportedly injured himself on set in May during a scene that required him to break through a prop door. He threw himself into the job and sped head-first through the door, suffering a serious head injury that required a hospital stay and months away from Salem.
In July, his lawyers released a statement saying:
“Drake, his wife Victoria, and the Hogestyn family, appreciate all the good wishes, prayers and positive thoughts from so many loyal fans, but ask that their privacy be respected at this time. Drake’s goal is to get back to the show as soon as possible.”
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Drake in studio today. Great that he’s back.
— Dena Higley (@DenaHigley) September 27, 2016