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GH Star Nancy Lee Grahn Temporarily Replaced After Having Surgery

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While Tuesday brought a shock for poor fans of Alexis Davis as they learned Harmony Miller was responsible for cutting short Alexis’s romance with Neil Byrne (she killed him!), another shock was in store when word came that Nancy Lee Grahn would be temporarily replaced in the role she’s played for 25 years.

Nancy Lee Grahn: Recovering From Surgery

General Hospital has confirmed to Soap Hub that Stephanie Erb will be stepping into Alexis’s heels during the week of April 25, which is also the actress’s birthday week, as her special day falls on April 28.

“Now that I’ve gotten over my PTSD from watching the Oscars, I can catch you up,” began Grahn in a post on her Facebook page. “Surgery was a Godsend. The brilliant Dr. Matthew Chong at Kerlan Jobe swiftly removed the pesky cyst that parked itself on my facet joint in between a cluster of nerves on top and one seriously mean one on the bottom.

“I tell ya, surgery and the aftermath was a cakewalk after lugging around my little friend for 3 months,” wrote Nancy Lee Grahn, in her classic good humor. “I didn’t take even one of the lovely painkillers. Just 2 tylenol in all. I’m off for another week, 2 1/2 in all, been shuffling around the house and of course dropping everything I touch because I can’t bend down. Richard [her fiancé] comes home after work and picks it all up. It’s such a shame because I haven’t been able to do the laundry, or lift groceries or make beds and clean things. So sad. No one else has been doing it either, but I don’t care. I happily shuffle around the house with my back brace. Every day is better than the next. Except when I watch the news. Oy!”

But the news wasn’t the only thing on TV that was on Grahn’s mind. She was well aware the show had just had quite a bomb dropped on viewers. “As for our beloved, apolitical, just pure fun escape, #GH, I am always here to answer any questions, laugh with you, gossip about and reveal what I can,” she shared. “As always I appreciate your patronage. Every TV show wishes they had the likes and the loyalty of you guys in their family.” Soap Hub wishes Nancy Lee Grahn well and hopes that she continues to have a speedy and complete recovery.

General Hospital (GH) airs weekdays on ABC. Check your local listings for airtimes. For more about what’s coming up in Port Charles, check out all the latest that’s been posted on GH spoilers, and for an in-depth look at the show’s history, click here.

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