For Nancy Lee Grahn, February 28 was both the best and the worst day of her life. On the one hand, she didn’t feel great. On the other hand, General Hospital boss Frank Valentini’s answer gave her hope. “To have a job where, when I say I have a fixable medical problem that needs to be taken care of right away, the executive producer says, ‘Take care of yourself,'” she wrote on Twitter, “is a perk I’m grateful for.
After reading the Emmy winner’s cryptic post, former General Hospital writers Patrick Mulcahey and Michele Val Jean (who now works on The Bold and the Beautiful) went to see if their friend was okay. “It’s not dead,” Alexis’s actor joked. “It’s just a harmless cyst on a nerve near a facet joint or something I can’t spell.”
She went on to say, “It’s cry-baby painful,” which meant that her boyfriend had to “put on my underwear and pants, but hopefully fixable.”
To have a job where when I say I’ve a fixable medical prob that needs 2b addressed asap & have exec @valentinifrank say take care of urself & then adjust 200 crew & a schedule that cost lots of time & money is a perk I’m grateful 4. I’m a lucky 26 yr employee of @GeneralHospital
— Nancy Lee Grahn (@NancyLeeGrahn) March 1, 2022
Nancy Lee Grahn has been in “General Hospital” for more than 25 years.
In 2021, Grahn was at General Hospital for 25 years. She joined the cast in 1996, after having been on other soap operas like One Life to Live and Santa Barbara. She told TV Insider why she chose to join General Hospital: “After Santa Barbara ended, I was working.
I had recurring roles on both Murder One and other shows. But if you don’t have a regular job, you have to look for the next one. I longed for a child. I wanted to do GH because of my daughter Kate. I gave them a call and asked if they needed me. [Laughs] “Not really, but we’ll take you anyway,” they said.
Nancy Lee Grahn says that the TV show “General Hospital” helped her deal with a health problem.
Frank Valentini, the executive producer of General Hospital, stepped up to help Grahn deal with a health problem. Grahn recently wrote on Twitter that Frank Valentini had helped her. “It’s a perk of my job that when I say I have a fixable medical problem that needs to be taken care of right away, my boss tells me to take care of myself and reschedules 200 people, which costs a lot of time and money,” Grahn wrote. “I’m lucky to have worked at @GeneralHospital for 26 years.”
Some fans also worried about the medical condition in question, so the actor gave more information and said that her partner has also been helping. “It’s not dead; it’s just a harmless cyst on a nerve or facet joint or something I can’t spell,” she said. “It hurts like a baby and Richard needs me to put on my underwear and pants, but I think it can be fixed.”
“General Hospital” gave single mom Nancy Lee Grahn a stable job, she said.
Grahn has been a single mother for a long time, just like her character Alexis. Kate, her daughter, was born in the year 1998. In an interview with ESME, Grahn said that General Hospital was “the dream job for a single mother.” “When she was growing up, I worked four to six hours, two to three days a week. Also, we were without power for many weeks, but I was still paid,” Grahn said. “I never missed one school event, ever. If I was at work and had a parent-teacher conference, they would make sure that my work didn’t interfere with it.
She also told TV Insider that this is why she chose to work on a daytime soap opera instead of a show that aired in the evening. “Some people think that being the lead on a primetime show is ‘better,’ but not if you’re a mom,” Grahn said. “During the day, people watch out for each other. If my daughter Kate needed me to be somewhere, the show would make it happen. Whenever I had to be at her school, I was.”
The social media message said that she had a “fixable medical condition” that needed to be taken care of right away. The actress thanked her boss for letting Grahn take some time off from the soap opera. Grahn was aware of how a change in schedule affects a cast and crew of more than 200 people. The Daytime Emmy winner ended her message by saying that she feels lucky to have worked on GH for more than 20 years.