'General Hospital' star Leslie Charleson shares an update about her health after injury

Cheryl Kahla
Apr 27, 2018
10:47 P.M.
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The 73-year-old actress, Leslie Charleson has been absent from the set of General Hospital after she sustained an injury from tripping over her dog. 


Charleson is most famously known for her portrayal of Monica Quartermaine in the television series General Hospital, a character she refined over the course of forty years. 

As reported by Inquisitr, Charleson sustained the injury on April 17, 2018, and needed a few days off from work to recover. Her absence has been worked into the show. 

General Hospital showrunners said in a statement that her 'beloved dog Riley Rose was a little too eager for her morning walk and tripped Leslie, injuring her leg.'


They explained that another actress, Patty McCormack, will be brought on board to assist the cast and that Leslie will resume her role in due course. 

General Hospital fans sent their well-wishes and messages of the support by the dozens, so much so that Charleson thanked her fans on Twitter. 

She assured her followers that she will do her 'best to heal quickly,' and admitted that she misses the set and can't wait to get 'back in the Quartermaine living room.' 

She is recovering at home and taking it one day at a time, and it appears as though fans will have to deal with her absence for a little while longer. 


Charleson started her acting career in the early sixties when she landed a role in the soap opera, A Flame in the Wind. 

Her time on the set was shortlived, and she was cast in As The World Turns two years later. She appeared in several other shows during the sixties, including Ironside and Cannon

However, it wasn't until 1977 when she gave life to Monica Quartermaine in General Hospital that she truly soared to fame. She was nominated for four Daytime Emmy Awards. 

The veteran actress was a 'series regular' from 1977 until 2010. She has worked as a 'recurring regular' for the past eight years.