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'General Hospital' star Maurice Benard to appear on 'Where Are They Now?' on OWN

Maurice Benard plays Sonny Corinthos on "General Hospital"
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Fans of “General Hospital” have watched Maurice Benard on the small screen for decades as the mob boss of Port Charles. Through countless relationships, heartbreaks, children, and brushes with death, Sonny Corinthos has been a constant on “General Hospital.” Both Benard and his alter ego Corinthos battle bi-polar disorder. Back in 2007, Benard and his wife appeared on the “Oprah” show to tell their story and promote mental illness awareness. According to a June 13 report from ABC Soaps in Depth, Maurice Benard will be appearing on an upcoming episode of Oprah's “Where Are They Now” on the OWN network.

Maurice Benard is a fan-favorite on “General Hospital,” and also one of the hottest men in daytime. As the years have gone on, the role of Sonny Corinthos has gotten darker. Fans have watched the highs and lows Corinthos has encountered while battling bi-polar disorder. The fact that Benard can incorporate his real life into his fictional life has garnered him a lot of respect from both his fans and his peers.

If you happen to follow Maurice Benard on Twitter, you will know that he has a movie coming out titled “The Ghost and The Whale.” He has spent a lot of time promoting it and is also going to take a hiatus from “General Hospital” for several weeks while the movie is being shown. While there aren't any details regarding Benard's exit, fans predict something big will happen.

Right now the exact air date for “Where Are They Now” with Maurice Benard featured has not been released. The show airs Sunday nights on the OWN network. While Benard isn't one to do talk show appearances, he couldn't say no to Oprah when she reached out and offered him a platform to tell his story. Benard is loved by several “General Hospital” fans who are looking forward to his appearance on the show and listening to what he has to say.