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26 May 28th, 2016 Former Y&R Star Burgess Jenkins Reveals Good News, His Wife Is Cancer Free

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The former Billy Abbott of The Young and the Restless, Burgess Jenkins left his role on-air on the top-rated soap opera back in November of 2015.   Jenkins was replaced by Jason Thompson, who debuted in January of 2016.

After Jenkins departed Y&R, it was later revealed that the main reason for his departure was to be closer to his wife Ashlee Jenkins, who was diagnosed with breast cancer in November of 2015.  The couple has been residing in North Carolina.

On Saturday, Jenkins posted a beautiful picture on his Twitter account of himself along with Ashlee, and a tweet that read: “6 mos ago w grace, faith, humor & unending strength she put the gloves on & fought. Today she’s cancer free #warrior”

Send your well-wishes to Ashlee and Burgess in the comment section below, and your thoughts on the the good news that he shared with all of his fans.

 

 

 

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  1. Llanviewer717 says:

    This is wonderful news. Congratulations to the entire family. Once again I say, Burgess is definitely to be commended for putting family ahead of career. Bless them both.

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    Tani Sterling replied

    Agreed! Thanks to Michael Fairman for letting us know; fans do care.

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    shawn cosson replied

    PRAISE GOD! THANK YOU GOD FOR HEALING ASHLEE! PLEASE LORD JUST PLEASE KEEP ASHLEE & BURGESS SURROUNDED & COMFORTED/BLANKETED BY YOUR LOVE, HEALING & PEACE AND YOUR ANGELS! CONGRATS ASHLEE & BURGESS ON GREAT NEWS! GOD BLESS YOU BOTH!

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  2. clh says:

    Really good to hear! Continued prayers and good health to you both.

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    PAM BARNETT replied

    I SO HAPPY FOR YOU I HATE THAT YOU LEFT BUT I AM GLAD FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY BUT I MISS YOU ON THE SHOW

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    Donna Jones replied

    I am so happy to hear this news. Makes me happy when any one can beat this horrible disease. It does take a log of fight and determination to come out on top of it.
    Wish you were coming back as Billy Abbott, the new Billy is not you.

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  3. Mark Y says:

    Happy news!

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  4. Barb says:

    So glad for you both! Cancer is a tough opponent, glad Ashlee beat it!

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  5. rhonda elliot says:

    Prayers for your wife burgess. Wish you.d come back to Y&R miss you.

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  6. Jenna says:

    Awesome news for them !

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  7. blake says:

    Great news! And it’s awesome to see his former Y&R co-stars congratulating them in the Twitter post listed on here, the actors that play Adam, Kevin, Abby, ex-Avery, etc.

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  8. Lew S. says:

    Excellent news! A man with priorities.

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  9. Ray says:

    I would like to see him come to DOOL as Mike Horton.

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  10. Penny says:

    Great News! Hope to see him on the soaps again soon!

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  11. jaybird369 says:

    WONDERFUL NEWS!!!!!!!!!!

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  12. joyce gacsaly says:

    Hi – So glad to hear news. Miss you as Billy. You worked into the perfect Billy. Hope you will be able to return.

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  13. sue says:

    so so happy for her, God Bless

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  14. Irene says:

    Honorable choice

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  15. Shelley Carlson says:

    So very happy for your wife. She is a brave woman who has been through so very much. I know this because my 29 yr old daughter has breast cancer and just had her 5th of 6 chemo treatments. People could never realize what your wife has experienced these past months, such as the many side effects, and the days after treatment.How great a guy you have been to stay by her side. Please know that you are missed on Y&R! Best wishes for the future to you and your lovely wife!

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  16. Soaphound says:

    This is wonderful news. Now, I never thought I’d say this since I was heartbroken when Billy Miller left, but any chance Burgess could return and we can forget this new incarnation of Billy Abbott ever existed? Maybe he could bring a team of interior decorators with him and restore the Chancellor mansion at the same time. Oh, dare to dream.

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  17. marilyn mcintyre says:

    great news so happy for you both we miss you on R/R hope to see you back soon

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  18. JK says:

    THIS IS TERRIFIC NEWS!!!!! I WISH THE ENTIRE FAMILY NOTHING BUT GOOD NEWS FROM HERE ON OUT…AND JENKINS IS ONE OF THE VERY BEST..NOT ONLY AS BILLY….BUT TO PUT HIS WIFE AHEAD OF HIS CAREER….A REAL MAN….

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  19. Jackie Nezezon says:

    I’m so happy for you both. Take time to share each others happiness. Life is too short to waste on those that try to get you involved in their problems. Take care and God Bless.

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  20. Daisy Day says:

    That is amazing news! Congratulations!
    I miss Billy on Y&R. Every time I see faux Billy I think “what’s Dr. Drake doing in GC???”

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  21. Sharon says:

    So happy to hear the good news bless you both

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  22. Freida Andrews says:

    I m so glad to hear this great news for your family! God willing, may u stay cancer free!

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