Jason Thompson and Melissa Ordway are both nominated for a Daytime Emmy for their respective roles as Billy Abbott and Abby Chancellor on The Young and the Restless. However, neither actor will be attending the ceremony and they’ve both shared with their fans the reasons why.
Jason Thompson Is Missing Two Big Events This Weekend
“After 2.5 years of dodging Covid…I finally tested positive!” Thompson shared on his Instagram account. “I’m very sorry to say I won’t be attending the @daytimeemmys tomorrow night and that’s a bummer!!
“To all my fellow nominees and friends, I wish you all the best, have a fantastic night celebrating what we do,” the actor added. “To the best fans in the world, like most of you I will be watching from home cheering on our favorites on @cbstv!! Thank you for an amazing year @youngandrestlesscbs and @sonypictures. I’ll be back to work in a week or so to try and earn another invite to the big night!!! Lots is love!”
Melissa Ordway Is Missing Out On A Life-Long Dream
“It has always been a dream of mine to be nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award and to bring my parents to the show. It was about to come true, until I tested positive for Covid yesterday afternoon,” Ordway posted on Instagram. “I’m so disappointed that I won’t be able to celebrate with everyone on Friday. I’ve cried lots of tears.
“Thankfully, I’m asymptomatic. I’m super grateful no one in our home is sick,” Ordway continued. “What a blessing.”
The actress went on to send her well wishes to her Y&R family, and she apologized to her parents for not getting to take them to her big night. She said that she’ll be cheering everyone on from her couch.
Stay West, Young Man
Thompson shared in his post that he’ll not only be missing out on the Daytime Emmys and finding out in person whether or not he wins the Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Lead Performance in a Daytime Drama Series: Actor. He was also looking forward to spending the evening with the daytime community and his fellow nominees including Peter Bergman (Jack Abbott). Thompson did win this award two years ago in a virtual ceremony. He added that he’s also going to be missing out on a friend’s wedding this weekend in Wyoming that he’d planned on attending.
The good news is that Thompson says he’s currently only feeling the effects of what feels like a minor cold. The fan-favorite, who began his daytime career playing Dr. Patrick Drake on General Hospital, is receiving some words of support from former costars. “Awwwww Jason… so sorry dude,” posted Kimberly McCullough (ex-Robin Scorpio Drake). Marc Anthony Samuel (Felix DuBois) wrote, “Get well soon J!” And Thompson’s Y&R co-star Greg Rikaart (Kevin Fisher) shared, “Oh dude. So sorry. Hang in there.”
Wishing Jason Thompson and Melissa Ordway Good Health
Soap Hub joins Thompson and Ordway’s daytime pals in wishing them both a speedy recovery. Check out his full post below. The 49th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards air this evening, Friday, June 24 at 9 p.m. ET on CBS. The Young and the Restless (YR) airs weekdays on CBS. Check your local listings for airtimes. For more about what’s coming up in Genoa City, check out all the latest that’s been posted on Y&R spoilers, and for an in-depth look at the show’s history, click here.
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