Five-time Daytime Emmy winner, Jonathan Jackson has been sorely missed for General Hospital’s 50th anniversary celebration, since Lucky Spencer did not make an reappearance in Port Charles. Jackson,who is currently starring on ABC”s primetime musical drama Nashville as Avery Barkley, told On-Air On-Soaps recently about attempting a return for the golden anniversary of the soap opera, “We tried, even up to this point for the actual airing of the 50th anniversary, but we weren’t able to make it work.”
However yesterday, Jonathan posted his very own heartfelt congratulatory message for General Hospital on his band Enation’s You Tube page, where he discusses his humble beginnings on the show playing Tony Geary (Luke) and Genie Francis (Laura) son, and the journey he has taken because of GH. Here is an excerpt of his video message below:
Jonathan Jackson: “I was 11 years old when I started in 1993. Being placed with Tony and Genie, it was just incredible. It was such a gift for me. I’ll carry their influence over me for the rest of my life. To the crew, to all the directors, and producers, and writers, hair and makeup and wardrobe…over the years, General Hospital has been like a family to me and I’m so excited for everybody there to get to celebrate this incredible, incredible milestone. And I want to send all my love to everybody there, and to all the fans who have watched over the years, thank you very much for being part of this incredible journey. I am just very humbled and grateful to be a part of it. So here’s to 50 more!”
Watch Jonathan congratulate GH with his own video message after the jump! Then let us know what you thought of it? And, if you wish Jonathan were back as Lucky for the celebration?