Eddie Alderson Is Grateful for Fan Support


Soap alum Eddie Alderson (ex-Matthew Buchanan, One Life to Live [OLTL]) posted a heartwarming message to social media. The actor has been battling a terminal illness and expressed gratitude for the support of his fans.

Facing His Illness With a Smile

Alderson was diagnosed with Hodgkins Lymphoma last year and his treatments are ongoing. As he has battled his illness, he’s posted to social media numerous times to let fans know that their support of him during this time has been heartening to him. Last week he Tweeted a similarly gracious post, which you can see below.

A Tough End to 2016, But a 2017 Ahead Filled With Hope

Last November Alderson revealed he was diagnosed with Hodgkins Lymphoma. Fortunately, this form of lymphoma is treatable and we at Soap Cities know he will be cured and maybe even ready to re-enter soap acting!

A Family Affair

Anderson appeared on OLTL with his sister, Kristen Alderson (ex-Starr Manning). When ABC canceled OLTL, we didn’t see much more of him. That includes when the ABC sudser moved to its online home at TheOnlineNetwork, a Prospect Park production. Kristen, though, appeared as both Starr Manning and Kiki Jerome on “General Hospital” after OLTL got the axe.

Impressive Credentials

Eddie has been nominated for two Young Artist Awards and one Daytime Emmy Award.

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Akbi Khan has been watching and loving soap operas for 31 years and writing about them for the last four. She also loves sitcoms; musicals; laughter; going dancing; spending time with family and friends; fighting for animal rights, ethical environmental stewardship, civil liberties preservation, and LGBTQ rights; and evolving along a spiritual path. She has a Master’s in rhetoric and composition. Akbi is 39 years old and lives in Ellicott City, Maryland.

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