General Hospital has its fair share of patients, so the staff probably won't mind that Maurice Benard (Sonny Corinthos) is temporarily jumping ship and heading to another medical-oriented place altogether: the daytime series The Dr. Oz Show.
Benard alerted fans to his upcoming appearance on the syndicated program via Instagram, posting a picture of himself, wife Paula, and their daughters with the caption: "Getting ready for the great @dr_oz show Going to discuss something very important to me," along with the hashtags #droz, #bipolar, #mentalhealthawareness, and #erasingthestigma.
Benard's Dr. Oz appearance, which his Instagram message hints will be about his real-life experience with bipolar disorder, airs on Thursday, February 25.
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