General Hospital actor, Chad Duell (Michael Corinthos) sat down with co-star Maurice Benard (Sonny Corinthos) on his Youtube series, State of Mind, to explain what really happened to him causing him to be absent from the show for a while. Duell was sidelined covid, so when he began feeling ill again, he assumed he had contracted the virus another time. He shared, “I had the symptoms of it: the fever, the cough, the headache – a weird headache… I’d never had it like that before.” He added, “yeah, the tests are wrong” when he got negative results. “Maybe it’s a new strain.” However, things then took a very serious turn for the young actor who noted, “On the fourth day, all of a sudden, my chest started hurting unbelievably bad. I felt like I was having a heart attack. Holy crap. It was so painful.”

Duell was still thinking it could be the virus that went to his chest and thought he should visit the hospital. He disclosed, that he was experiencing the effects of “acute myocarditis, which is inflammation of the heart muscles”. He added that he is, “OK now, but I thought I was dying.” Watch below!