Young & Restless’s Peter Bergman: Reason for Jack Leaving Eye Surgery
“It was a sobering reminder …”
Like The young and the restless viewers know, Jack recently left Genoa City on business. But what could you not I knew there was a reason behind the character’s sudden exit. In this week Collection of serialsCBS veterinarian Peter Bergman has announced that he is due for emergency surgery after being diagnosed with retinal detachment.
He first detected that something was wrong on a trip to the central California coast to visit his family. “Along the way, there was a funny thing in the inner corner of my left eye,” Bergman explained. However, he kept the issue to himself, even from his wife Mariellen, and as the night wore on it was as if something was creeping into his eyes. “At the end of the night, it was like a curtain closing towards the center of my view.”
The next morning, he had a retinal detachment and, being advised to avoid any elevations upon his return home, Bergman chose not to have the operation in San Luis Obispo. He was able to get an appointment the next day, so he and his wife returned to Los Angeles for the procedure.
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Everybody has Young and restless sent their greetings and requested updates which made them “feel very special”. Bergman admitted the recovery process had been quite a challenge, having to keep his face parallel to the ground for “50 minutes per hour for seven days.” Mariellen tried to make her husband more comfortable by installing a special device so that he could at least watch television. “My favorite activities are exercising and reading books, and I couldn’t do either,” he shared. “It seemed to have taken forever. “
Fans will recall Bergman’s teammate Mishael Morgan (Amanda) underwent the same procedure in March and he relayed that she was a helpful source during her recovery. “She was fantastic.”
Bergman returned to the studio for the soap opera’s annual Christmas party and has since recorded scenes for Jack’s comeback. “These are all very good things,” he vowed, then reflected on his “temporary visit with blindness” and “wild adventure” saying, “It was also a sobering reminder of how much sight is precious. “
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