General Hospital celebrity Kelly Monaco is temporarily replaced as Sam McCall on GH by Lindsay Hartley. Recently, the actress’s mom, Carmina Monaco, spoke out with her side of things about Kelly’s health, when she will return to the ABC sudser, and why she says the recast happened.
General Hospital: Kelly Monaco Rough First Day Back – Then Sent Home from ABC Soap Set – Sam Recast
GH star Kelly Monaco, aka Sam McCall, reportedly had a difficult time when she returned to work to resume filming. No doubt, it must be hard to work all day under hot lights while wearing a mask. Her mom said Kelly had a hard time breathing while wearing it.
So, her mother said doctors recommend she take a break from the General Hospital scene, from the role of Sam McCall, for 14 days to be on the safe side. Thankfully, her mom said Kelly didn’t show any symptoms for Coronavirus. But, Kelly’s mother said they were both in shock that she must self-isolate for so long.
Reportedly, Kelly Moncao’s breathing problems were due to the mask while working on GH, not the virus. Additionally, she was tested for COVID. Now, the mom of the General Hospital celeb reports that Kelly was tested for both the active virus and also antibodies – and all results were negative.
Mom Says GH Star Negative for COVID – Back to Work Soon as Sam McCall
Kelly Monaco’s mama recently reached out to General Hospital viewers to say Kelly tested negative for the Coronavirus. According to her mom, Sam McCall’s alter-ego is healthy and safe. So, GH fans are ecstatic and extremely supportive. Of course, her followers were in shock to see she will not portray Sam right now.
In upcoming new episodes, there’s a recast actress playing Sam. Thankfully, her absence as Sam McCall is only temporary. And her mom said she’d be back to General Hospital on Monday, August 3. Also, her mother said Kelly’s claustrophobic and has been since childhood. So, that was part of her issue with the mask.
Kelly Back on General Hospital Set Next Week – Recast Actress Short Term
Kelly fans are ecstatic to hear that she is “better than great” and will be at the GH studio again on Monday. Of course, she is incredibly excited to return. Almost as much as folks are to see her on their screens again. Clearly, the most important thing is her health.
No doubt, she and her General Hospital family will figure out a way to keep her going strong. Meanwhile, her loyal fanbase wishes her the best. Catch all-new episodes of GH starting next week and keep an eye out for Kelly Monaco’s return as the courageous Sam McCall on ABC daytime.
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