General Hospital spoilers report a very unusual decision on the part of Jonathan Jackson – some GH fans are calling it ‘shocking.’ General Hospital star Jonathan Jackson has given away an Emmy Award he won for his great performances on GH. The American-born actor, who is best known for his role as Lucky Spencer, can be seen offering his Emmy statue to a monk at a Greek Orthodox monastery of Vatopedi on Mount Athos in Greece.
Jonathan Jackson last won an Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series back in 2012 while knocking it out of the park as Lucky – and has recently joined the Greek Orthodox Church. During the ceremony at the monastery, Jonathan thanked the Holy Trinity as well as the monks from the Orthodox Monastic enclave in Mount Athos.
The last time fans saw Lucky on General Hospital was back in 2015. Jackson’s most recent television role was Avery Barkley on the hit CMT drama, Nashville.
The GH fan favorite provided an explanation of sorts as to why he decided to donate his Daytime Emmy Award to his new church. According to the Greek Reporter, Jonathan said, “These people (are) dedicating their lives to prayer, and not just praying for themselves, but truly praying for all of us. And then the thought kind of crossed my mind: with all the destruction, chaos and insanity that goes on in this world, if their prayers weren’t happening, what would this world be like? I felt personally like I just wanted to thank them because I really believe that their prayers mean a lot.”
So far Jonathan himself has not made any comments on whether or not he would return to his daytime television roots or if he would be willing to reprise his role as Lucky Spencer on General Hospital. In the meantime, don’t forget to check back with CDL for all the latest news, updates and spoilers on General Hospital and all of your favorite daytime television shows right here.