General Hospital’s beloved Kimberly McCullough (Robin Scorpio Drake) took to her website for a blog post encapsulating the ups and down of her life in 2015. The blog touched upon her career including: directing an episode of Pretty Little Liars, filming her passion project Hey Day, and returning to General Hospital, plus some very personal and emotional setbacks.
The post entitled: “2015 Year End Wrap Up (The Discovery of DJ Bellum and other fun facts about being an adult” is written in McCullough’s own style and very personal account. In it, her fans learned that she suspected she may have a brain tumor, but after an MRI and diagnosis it was revealed to be an arachnoid cyst. After that scare, McCullough in the summer found out she was pregnant and was having a little girl. However, tragically 22 weeks into the pregnancy she miscarried.
She shared: “My heart was so full and then it broke. I had lost my baby girl. It was too much. I didn’t need to learn this lesson. I wasn’t interested. But I wasn’t in control. These things happen and no, I don’t believe they happen ‘for a reason.’ I’m still processing, still healing, but anyone who has gone through it knows, losing a baby at 22 weeks is tragic. One thing I am proud of however was that I allowed myself to be happy and to relish the moment. I sat in all that goodness and I can recall those feelings (when I’m having different ones) and hope that it can be like that again.” McCullough also saw this past year the death of her beloved dog, Melba.
Kimberly also shared her thoughts on wrapping-up the year helping send off Jason Thompson (Patrick) on GH, relating her thoughts alongside a touching photo of Jason and their on-screen daughter, Brooklyn Rae Silzer (Brooklyn) from Thompson’s last day on the GH set where he received a cake. Kimberly added: “I also got to spend time with my General Hospital family and see my good friend Jason Thompson off, hopefully to greener pastures. I’m really proud of the work we did, not just this go around but over the last ten years. I made a great friend (JT), I gained a TV Daughter (the most precious soul on the planet) and got to tell an important and at times, really fun story.”
One of the more exciting things that was noted in her post was McCullough plans on sharing Hey Day with the world in 2016. A cast member of Hey Day happens to be non other than McCullough’s on-screen mom, Finola Hughes (Anna)!
To say that this account did not move us to tears, is an understatement. I am sure, like all of you, we only want the best for Kimberly. We love her, and after all, she has meant so much to all of us for decades. Share your thoughts in the comment section below.