‘Young and the Restless’ News: Jess Walton’s Husband Has Cancer Surgery

The Young and the Restless news reports Jess Walton’s (aka Jill Abbott) husband, John James, had cancer surgery to remove a tumor. Jess shared a warm thanks to Y&R fans on social media for their support during this difficult time. Jess Walton took to social media to update friends, family, and fans on her husband’s health status because he was diagnosed with a malignant tumor in his neck last year. The good news is that he’s now cancer free!

Young and the Restless News – Jess Walton’s Husband Stable

According to the actress, Jess Walton and her husband, John James, arrived at UCLA in Los Angeles for his cancer surgery. Young and the Restless news indicates that his doctor believes the operation to remove the tumor was a “huge success”. John is now cancer-free and recovering nicely.

Jess Walton thanked God and her friends and family for their prayers. Jess and John married in 1980 and have two children together. John is an author and founder of The Grief Recovery Institute. Jess Walton stated about their relationship, “I had always gone for bohemian, rock and roll types. John didn’t fit the image – he was straighter”. The couple resides in Oregon where she spends time when she’s not on the CBS soap set.

Jill Abbott and Her Recent Return

Jess Walton has been on the Young and the Restless since 1987. She has won both the Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series and Award for Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for her portrayal of Jill Abbott. Most recently, she was front and center at her son Billy Abbott’s (Jason Thompson) intervention.

Jill Abbott had a lot to say, however, her words had little effect on Billy. She was an 18-year-old manicurist when she arrived in Genoa City. The character is known for her feud with Katherine Chancellor (Jeanne Cooper). Their rivalry began when she fell in love and slept with Katherine’s husband Phillip Chancellor II (Donnelly Rhodes).

A 2003 plot twist revealed that Jill Abbott is Katherine’s biological daughter. In 2009, former head writer Maria Arena Bell rewrote their history, reversing that decision. In 2010, Jill discovered she is the daughter of Neil Fenmore (Jim Storm).

What Will Happen Next For Jill Abbott (Jess Walton) On Y&R

Young and the Restless fans would love to see Jill back for the long haul on Y&R particularly with her son Billy’s life in shambles. He could benefit from having his mom around and, importantly, Jill could be a stabilizing force at Jabot. Her relationship with Colin Atkinson (Tristan Rogers) also has unsolved issues that could play out on-screen because of loose ends.

Some follow-up on Jill’s near-fatal heart attack would be educational. That storyline idea, created by then-head writer and co-executive producer Sally Sussman was in conjunction with the American Heart Association. Do you think Jill has more to contribute to Y&R because of this storyline and others?

Everyone at Soap Dirt wishes Jess Walton’s husband John James a speedy recovery! Check back with Soap Dirt for all the new Young and the Restless spoilers and news.