ABC ‘General Hosptial’ (GH) spoilers reveal that star Nancy Lee Grahn (Alexis Davis) recently opened up about her character’s new medical crisis: her osteoporosis diagnosis. Here’s what she has to say.
In a new interview with Soap Opera Digest, Nancy Lee Grahn, who plays Alexis Davis on the hit ABC soap, says that while her character is not having the best time right now, as she is grieving the loss of both her boyfriend and her license to practice law, having this medical crisis might just tip her over the edge. When asked how Alexis might respond to having a health issue on top of everything else that is going on in her life, Nancy said that it’s certainly going to get worse for Alexis before it gets better.
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She said, “My character, she doesn’t acknowledge a lot of the things in her life that she should and just sort of gets pissed off about it and moves on to the next thing. But I don’t think this is going to go on and on. Like I said, this isn’t going to define her.
It is a moment in time because we really do have an agenda here, [which is]to say, “Look, let’s pay attention to this. Let’s put some neon lights around the subject, this issue of osteoporosis, and put some energy and thought out there and see if some women will benefit from it.” How many people do you think are going to call and get a bone density test now?
I hope everybody will call their doctor and just go, “You know what? I haven’t thought of this.” There’s no downside to this, really. If anyone thinks it makes me look old, well, I don’t agree. Whatever anybody’s issue is with this, the more important issue is to get this out there.”
Nancy also says that she hopes they are key takeaways that viewers will understand from this storyline. She said, “I think the key issue is just awareness. If you’re over 50, go get your bones checked. Stay on top of it, don’t deny it, don’t think it means something that it doesn’t mean. Don’t have any kind of shame or idea that this is negative. Take care of your health.
Be assertive. And also, start talking about it! It seems like this is a conversation people don’t want to have because it brings up aging. Society isn’t kind around age. But we can stop that if we start talking about it and not keeping it a secret, because when you keep it a secret, it not only jeopardizes your health, but it makes it seem like there’s something wrong with it.”
Nancy added, “Demystify it! Take away the stigma of it and lean into it. Let’s take care of ourselves. Women lose their estrogen and don’t want to talk about that. Obviously, it’s not a conversation that you want to bring up at the dinner table, but it’s a fact of life and it doesn’t make anybody less than. Bone weakness doesn’t make you fragile! Women are strong and vibrant at every age.”
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