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The real reason Jack Abbott is missing from Young And The Restless

Darcy Rafter January 25, 2022
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Jack Abbott made a swift exit from The Young And The Restless, which has left fans concerned and wanting to know the reason why. So, let’s find out where Jack Abbott is as we reveal the reason he’s missing from the show.

In a dream world, Jack (played by Peter Bergman) and Phyllis Summers (Michelle Stafford) were supposed to be together for New Year’s Eve, although that plan went down the drain. Jack left on a business trip without saying goodbye and now fans are speculating whether Phyllis will be the next to go.

Read on to discover the real reason Jack Abbott has exited The Young And The Restless and whether Peter Bergman has left the show for good.

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The real reason Jack Abbott exited Young And The Restless

Peter Bergman, who plays Jack Abbott, told Soaps In Depth he is having to undergo emergency eye surgery to repair a detached retina. This surgery requires quite a bit of recovery time and will keep him off of the show for the foreseeable future. However, don’t panic, Jack’s exit is only temporary and he will be back in Genoa City in no time.

Bergman first discovered there was a problem whilst he was travelling to the central coast of California with his wife to visit family. “On the way, there was a funny thing on the inside corner of my left eye,” Bergman told Soaps. “By the end of the night, it was like a curtain closing in towards the centre of my eyesight.”

The next morning he sought medical attention and was diagnosed with a detached retina. Instead of having surgery in San Luis Obispo, he got an appointment the following day in Los Angeles, cut the trip short and returned home for the procedure.

The recovery process from this surgery is important and can take a long. Bergman has to keep his face parallel to the floor for 50 minutes of every hour for seven days. His wife, Mariellen, has made her own contraption so he can watch TV while in position.

Bergman said his “temporary visit with blindness” was a “sobering reminder of how precious eyesight is”.

When will Jack Abbott be back on Y&R?

Jack Abbott will return to your screen very soon. In fact, Bergman is already back at work resuming his role as Jack and discussing storylines for his character in 2022. One may regard his intentions towards Phyllis.

Phyllis found out Jack had left without saying goodbye, with Lauren Baldwin the bearer of bad news. Phyllis sent Jack a text wishing him a happy new year and found out he would only be away for a few weeks. Will Jack drop a bombshell on his return?

Jack may decide he doesn’t want to be heartbroken again or perhaps being away from Phyllis will make him realise how much he missed her. We’ll have to wait and see – but we can’t wait to see Jack back on our screens!

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Darcy is an experienced journalist passionate about celebrity culture and entertainment. After gaining a degree in Media and Communications at Goldsmiths University she has also become a social media specialist, always keeping informed on the latest trends. With almost five years of experience in media, her expertise is analysing platforms such as Instagram, Twitter and TikTok. When she's not tracking the latest trending content, she’s watching films and eating lots of chocolate.