The Young and the Restless spoilers reveal that Michael Baldwin has finally confided in Kevin that he has cancer – however Michael wants to keep the secret from his wife Lauren for now. CDL revealed months ago that Jill Farren Phelps was preparing to kill off Christian LeBlanc’s character, and since Michael was diagnosed on the show, the rumors regarding Christian LeBlanc have spiraled out of control on the Internet.
Multiple media outlets have picked up the story of Michael Baldwin’s cancer and run with it, adding whatever they like to make it a little more interesting. A recent report even claims that Christian LeBlanc is quitting The Young and the Restless so that he can join the cast of General Hospital and act alongside his BFF and former co-star Michelle Stafford. Considering TPTB at General Hospital landed Y&R’s big names like Stafford and Billy Miller – then LeBlanc joining the cast of GH isn’t completely out of the realm of possibility. But, c’mon now, every single person that leaves The Young and the Restless from now on is not joining the cast of General Hospital. As much as we would like to see LeBlanc in Port Charles, the odds of that happening are slim to none.
Another popular The Young and the Restless rumor that is floating around the internet right now, and as equally absurd as LeBlanc joining the cast of General Hospital, is that Christian is sick in real life and battling a life-threatening disease and leaving the show. Have you followed Christian LeBlanc on Twitter? He’s healthy as a horse.
Here is what is most likely going down with Christian LeBlanc’s character Michael Baldwin. Jill Farren Phelps and her team of writers gave the character cancer, they are looking to trim the fat on the soap, get rid of some major players that are no longer major. They had every intention of killing Michael off, however didn’t bother to tell Christian LeBlanc what was going on. Christian naturally read it all over the internet when we broke the story, and judging from the petitions and campaigns to save Michael Baldwin – his job is probably secure for the moment.
So Y&R fans – were you shocked when you realized the rumors were true and Michael Baldwin had cancer? Do you think JFP will fire Christian LeBlanc and kill Michael Baldwin? What about the rumors claiming that Christian is joining the cast of General Hospital? Let us know what you think in the comments below and don’t forget to check CDL tomorrow for more General Hospital spoilers.
Preliminary remarks from astute fans at Soap Opera Spy Facebook on the Christian Leblanc/Michael Baldwin issue:
We don’t know yet if Michael will die from his cancer and be written off the show but we will find out and report back to you asap. As far as Christian LeBlanc moving to General Hospital there has NOT been a single official word or even legit rumor to that effect.