Tyler Christopher is well-known to soap fans. His portrayal of Nikolas Cassadine on General Hospital earned rave reviews. He eventually left Port Charles and found himself in Salem on Days of Our Lives.
However, his real-life addiction reared its ugly head and he abruptly quit DOOL. The NBC soap quickly recast with former GH star Brandon Barash. In late 2019, Tyler Christopher’s personal demons seemed out of control, as he was arrested for public intoxication.
In the months since, he’s worked hard on himself and his sobriety. He shares exciting news with his social media followers over the weekend.
GH and DOOL Alum Struggles With Addiction
Tyler Christopher has been very open with fans about his addiction. When he was working on Days of Our Lives, the distance between L.A. and his home in Indiana caused a strain on his marriage. It also adversely affected his sobriety. For those reasons, he took a leave of absence from his role as Stefan on DOOL.
His former General Hospital co-star, Brandon Barash, temporarily took on the role of Stefan. However, after a few weeks, Tyler Christopher chose not to return at all. At that point, the network hired Brandon Barash full-time. The show made the odd choice to kill off Stefan and bring Brandon Barash back as Stefan’s twin brother, Jake.
Tyler Christopher Shares Exciting Life Update
Since his arrest in late 2019, Tyler Christopher hasn’t been active much on social media. In fact, his post on November 12 was his first post in six months. The actor took to his Instagram to share an update with his fans. It seems he’s heading back to California. He wrote that he’s “ready to start over again and get back to work.”
He shared the news along with a black-and-white selfie. In the photo, he looks to be sporting exercise gear and flashes a peace sign at the camera. In the caption, he alludes to a “near-death” experience in December. Tyler Christopher doesn’t offer details, but it comes shortly after his arrest in November of 2019.
Are Soaps an Option?
Soaps.com has a good question – If Tyler Christopher is ready to return to soaps, is there any work for him? His roles on DOOL and GH are currently filled by other actors. There are only two other soaps – CBS’ The Young and the Restless and The Bold and the Beautiful. It’s unclear if he has work lined up already for when he gets to L.A. or if he’s actively looking for work.
Would you like to see Tyler Christopher back on soaps? Should GH or DOOL recast him back into one of his former roles? Let us know your thoughts in the comments down below.
Days of Our Lives airs weekdays on NBC. General Hospital airs on ABC.
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