As seen on THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS, Jack Abbott, the patriarch of the Abbott family, has been away for a few weeks on an unexpected business trip.
But there was a real-life reason why Peter Bergman, who played Jack in the serial opera, had to stop performing immediately. Bergman detailed to Soap Opera Digest the need for emergency eye surgery to repair a detached retina.
Bergman’s medical problem appeared out of nowhere. While on his way to join his family on California’s central coast, the actor saw an unusual incident on the inside corner of his left eye, but he kept it a secret.