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General Hospital News: Tragic Details About Antonio Sabato Jr

General Hospital alum Antonio Sabato Jr. is feeling a little salty after his snub. The actor has made some comments about not being asked back to the hit ABC soap to reprise his role as Jagger Cates even though it’s been 30 years since he was last on the show. Here’s what you need to know.

General Hospital News: Antonio Sabato Jr Gets Salty After His Snub

Antonio took to his Instagram account to address the issue after it was revealed that actor Adam J. Harrington had been cast as the new Jagger Cates. He said, “At the beginning of my career, I started on a character that I truly, truly adore, that I created with Wendy Riche, the executive producer, and an amazing team of writers at General Hospital back in 1992. I was on General Hospital from 92 to 94, playing a character by the name of John “Jagger” Cates. I’ve been asked by the fans by millions all over the world, not just in America and in North America, but all over the world, about coming back to General Hospital for 30 years. Now, like I said, I’m doing very well. I’m not begging to go back on the show. This is not about that. I have many careers. I’m still acting very well. I have a movie coming out. I have a lot of things coming out and I’m very proud of.”

Antonio continued, “I’ve never been asked to come back on General Hospital for 30 years. The producers at General Hospital, ABC, and Disney, they know where to find me. They know where I am. The fans always ask me every single day, ‘Are you going back to General Hospital?”

General Hospital News: Antonio Has Made His Stance Clear

Of course, many General Hospital fans had a lot to say about the matter on social media. Some of them commented on the matter with, “He was only on the show for 2 years. Give me a break. And he was part of an extremely popular teen scene ensemble, Robin, Brenda, Jason Q, AJ. His leaving led to Stone Cates and the extremely popular Number 1 story, Stone & Robin AIDS/HIV love story,” along with, “This would have way more impact, imo if he wasn’t ignoring his own return to the role for 14 episodes in 2008 16 years vs. the 30 he claims here. Especially that almost all of the recast appearance was rooted on his own ignored work in 08. I guess claiming 30 years is more.”

Another General Hospital critic wrote, “Maybe just maybe he needs to take some self responsibility. He commented on INGOs post that Frank needed to be fired and locked the doors and threw away the keys.”

And then there was this comment as well: “Omg I’m so embarrassed for him. Yes, he created the role. But he played Jagger for TWO years almost THIRTY years ago. Dude, in the words of Queen Elsa: ‘Let it go.’”

Needless to say, fans will have to tune in each and every day to find out what will happen next. General Hospital airs weekdays on the ABC network. Check your local listings for times.

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Ginger Hernandez
Ginger Hernandez
4 months ago

It is so wrong of ABC Soap writers to not bring Jagger Cates , Antonio Sabato Jr back He was such a dream back in the day and He surely is very great on the eyes these days.

4 months ago

what going in a new year 2024 general hostipal say new year new surprises to makes us happy ! But have nit seen yet ?! And then this announced ment about writing and new or old people came in don’t know if this is good or bad .i like the people who made gh great in when I watch it many years ago I hope get say bringing back Jason and should have knkw there is all ways a loop hole and make Jason have memory problem or something can’t just come back and kiss Sam something about Monica befor she disappeared if you guys remember she so new drew came home alive and Jason they announced dead and made him dead.and now .a stranger that is not sorry even anything could match the looks of Antonio /jagger I was shocked what a guys are chicken and should say sorry to both guys not respect ful. And then I heard gossip that nickolas was replace but still have this guy not so great and sorry the orignal nickolas died in real live a shame .and loved who did the Bobby espouse finally thanks 🙏 very much but think is dum Carly looking dum and and making Nina look good stupid story line why don’t sonny get rid of her all ready .and willow is dum and forgive chicken Michael and so nice try8ng to care so much for all and now willow is dum if she go to Nina and hope s Jason fixes Michael life.and would be interesting Rommel of Morgan sonny and Carly only son comes back and if you remember they blamed Eva for that but now Eva being nice with sonny is funny cool but strange and is Alexis going to get some love you know whoooe I think she deserve it .poor lady since Ava brother gone needs some .but I think looks like the new guy she likes and Tracey likes ha cool .she likes somebody bad hot .(was gomzo years ago) is great don’t mess up Greg Harrison or any other good guys .is Cody going to say he is the son of Mac or not? And is maxi going get make with her guy and should get the company not Carly ha .i been watching gh since the 80’’s thanks fan of abc gh hope for greatest this year abc !need to be happy

4 months ago

The new Jagger Cates is meaningless. He has no attachment with the show whatsoever.

3 months ago

I honestly don’t have a problem with the casting of Adam Harrington, even though I think he would have been a perfect recast for Jax. I don’t think the ABC brass would bring back the original Jagger for a lot of reasons that I won’t go into on this message board. I really don’t want to start World War 3(lol). Antonio Sabato Jr seems to be doing fine in his career so no harm no foul.

Last edited 3 months ago by Barbara
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