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Last year, 'Days of Our Lives' fan favorite Drake Hogestyn [John Black] had an accident on set which subsequently shifted the storyline for his character and also had him off screen for a while. Finally, fans rejoiced this week as Hogestyn returned on screen and reunited with long time screen partner Deidre Hall [Marlena Evans]. But, what was the story? What happened before and after his incident?
Hogestyn in the new issue of the Soap Opera Digest magazine recalls the unfortunate accident but remains grateful for his current state. “These accidents I had could have turned out much differently than it did. No one’s got a crystal ball. The experts, they don’t know. I’m just staying the course, and I’m staying very optimistic,” he shared.
He also shared of his gratefulness by highlighting, "I’ve been fortunate to be here off and on for half of my life and I think I’m appreciating it more. I’m trying to listen more to the people here at the show and be involved in their conversation more and let people know how I feel about them as often as I can. I enjoy being back here and enjoy plying my trade as long as they will let me.”
Hogestyn also talked about his real life vs. character life - "We not only have our real life, but we come here and have another life and it’s really unusual. I wish everyone could experience this. It’s really rich and really full and I’m very blessed. It’s a great way to go through life.”
We're happy to have him back, aren't you?