General Hospital’s Maurice Benard Addresses Retirement Rumors and Has a Special Message for Sonny Haters
“Negativity makes me laugh.”
If there are two things we know for sure it’s that haters gonna hate… and that General Hospital‘s Maurice Benard learned long ago to ignore those who’d try and bring him down. While interacting with followers on Twitter recently, the actor proved that point… and also stopped a few hearts by seemingly acknowledging that at some point, we’ll all have to contemplate a Sonny-less Port Charles.
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It all started when Jacqueline Meehan tweeted to Benard that he wouldn’t “believe the crap that goes down in chat rooms,” adding that a post which “hit the hardest” was one saying that he planned to retire from acting.
In response, the State of Mind host admitted, “I think about retiring all the time, but I always honor my contract.” He went on to say that “General Hospital is my second family, I’m having a great time right now.”
I think about retiring all the time, but I always honor my contract.😎 General Hospital is my second family, i’m having a great time right now. Negativity makes me laugh🤠 sometimes it just fuels me to be great🏆
— Maurice Benard (@MauriceBenard) October 3, 2021
As for the haters — whether they be attacking Benard or his alter ego — he shared that their “negativity makes me laugh. Sometimes, it just fuels me to be great!”
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That’s an attitude we could certainly all adopt (although in a perfect world, we wouldn’t have to deal with haters in the first place!). And as @trichlw pointed out, Benard’s definitely turned hatred into a renewable energy source!
Man you must see a lot of negativity then, cause you are pretty damn great already, Sir🤗👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾 #WeloveSonny #WithCarly😁 #GH
— 💛 MoDubs, the Best team in town ❤🚘☀️ (@trichlw) October 3, 2021
As for the retirement talk… well, it certainly shook some fans, including those who don’t always love Sonny’s storylines.
Truly selfish on my part, I’m not ready for you to retire 😖 even when that comes even many years later. #TeamSonny always including the parts that are hard to watch 😆 pic.twitter.com/rzpygmtSHJ
— GH Addict (@ghfanfrmthewomb) October 3, 2021
Rather than focus on the negative, why not join us in celebrating all things Sonny via the below photo gallery hitting some of the highlights (and low points) of his time in Port Charles?