Back injuries can be beyond painful and according to General Hospital’s Tony Geary he must have one of the worst imaginable. After recent x-rays it was revealed that the legendary soap star has two almost complete breaks in his back. I guess that’s what can happen when you spend years as a daredevil in real life. The actor underwent two lengthy surgeries within two days of each other back in April and is now taking at least six months off to recover. He was warned that the healing was going to be slow and opted to give himself enough time to bounce back slowly.
The thing is, according to the July 21st print edition of GLOBE Magazine Tony may not actually return to GH in October as Luke Spencer which, as of now, he is expected to do. Cliff diving and other shenanigans have left his body very close to being in a permanent wheelchair and after withstanding this recovery the actor may very well choose to live out the rest of his life at home in Holland. It wasn’t too long ago that Geary attempted to use an escape clause built into his GH contract because he was hating the role that his character (Luke Spencer) was playing on the show. Producers convinced him to stick around and in recent months Luke has been front and center each week with a hot storyline.
Behind the scenes at GH there is a mixed reaction to the idea of Geary’s return. Some believe that he is at the heart of the show mainly because over 30 years ago Luke and Laura’s love story reached people everywhere and their wedding was an event that all of us from that era remember. At the same time, solid actors like Maurice Bernard (Sonny Corinthos) are itching to work more and they’ll be able to with Tony out of the way. What are your thoughts about Tony’s recovery? Do you hope that he returns in October or would you rather see Luke stay off the Port Charles canvas? Given how deeply ingrained is Fake Luke in the storylines now it’s hard to see GH without Tony Geary this Autumn. Tell us your thoughts in the comments below!
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