Days of our Lives

Judi Evans Health Update: Soap Opera Veteran Faces Blood Clot Surgery

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It’s been almost two weeks since Days of Our Lives star Judi Evans took a bad fall while horseback riding. She was admitted to a hospital because of her injuries, which turned out to be a blessing in disguise.

Get Well, Judi Evans

Doctors not only diagnosed Evans with some cracked vertebrae and broken ribs, but they also discovered a blood clot on her lung — unrelated to the fall. Evans’ grandparents had passed away of a similar condition.

Howie Simon, Evans’ publicist, and longtime pal tells Soap Hub that he recently spoke with the Emmy-winner, who is still hospitalized. “[She] was supposed to have surgery on lungs/ribs yesterday but was delayed…,” Simon says. “Their main concern is her lungs and she will be [hospitalized for] a while for recovery especially with the [threat of] COVID and protecting her from pneumonia.”

Krista Tesreau (ex-Mindy, Guiding Light) appeared on a recent Locher Room YouTube reunion with GL co-stars Kim Zimmer (ex-Reva), Michael O’Leary (ex-Rick), Terrell Anthony (ex-Rusty), and Kristi Ferrell (ex-Roxie). During the get-together, Tesreau talked about Evans who played Beth, Mindy’s rival/pal, on GL from 1983-86.

“She’s okay, but she has a cracked vertebra, a lot of broken ribs, and a collapsed lung,” Tesreau said.

“She’s in good spirits,” Alan Locher, creator/host of The Locher Room, added. “Everybody definitely say a prayer for her.” Soap Hub will continue to keep Evans’ fans updated on her condition.

Days of our Lives History

DOOL made its debut in 1965 and is one of the longest-running daytime soap operas in American history. It has outlasted other soaps to become a mainstay for many households. Needless to say, five decades of storylines have kept viewers locked in and wanting more.

Bringing the Drama

Soap Hub wishes Evans a successful surgery and a speedy recovery. Please keep the actress in your thoughts. Days of Our Lives airs weekdays on NBC. Check your local listings for air times.

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