Updated June 20:
According to EW, Maria Bell told the press backstage at the 38th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards, "Melody is phenomenal. Of course she will be [with the show] again. She’s in a storyline where she left town but she will be back. We love Melody. She’s one of the hearts and souls of "The Young and the Restless." Don’t be worried. She will be back."
Original article June 2:
Actress Melody Thomas Scott (Nikki Newman, "The Young and the Restless") tweeted earlier this week, "Actually, I don’t know if or when I’ll be shooting again. This week’s air shows were my last, until someone determines otherwise." This caused speculation to begin about why her character might not be seen on screen for a time. Of course, Nikki has returned to rehab, and Melody assured via Twitter, "There are no negotiation problems that I know of. Just no scripts for the last month. Believe me, I’d love to be working every day!"
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