The past few years have been pretty rough for everyone, and now GENERAL HOSPITAL actor Ingo Rademacher (ex-Jax) has opened up about his own personal struggles in a candid Instagram post. Sharing a photo of himself in a Plunge ice water bath, the actor confessed that the cold water therapy has helped keep him sane.
“I apologize for not having posted much in the last year and a half,” Radmacher said. “To be completely honest, for the first time in my life, I’ve been faced with some mental health struggles. That’s not something I’ve ever had to face before. I’m a lot better now but the first year was rough.
“Being ousted at the show for my political views,” he continued, “my case against ABC/Disney is now in the appeals process. Having to pack up my family from a life that we loved, questioning our move to Florida. Having to take the kids out of a great swim team. Taking them away from their incredible jujitsu family and professor in L.A.”
Rademacher also found himself missing his life in Port Charles. “On top of that, I really identified as my character on GH for decades and I could’ve been there and would’ve been there for many more decades to come,” he admitted. “This isn’t a ‘boo-hoo me’ post, it’s just honest. It’s where I’m at. Struggling with being not that motivated also comes with the added bonus of extra weight (getting fat).
“I weighed in at 222 pounds a few weeks ago and I should be around 190,” he added. “Actually 185, let’s not try to soften the blow. Yep. Hard for me to actually say that because it’s embarrassing. Especially for someone who puts a lot of emphasis on fitness. Anyway, I hope to be more vocal again soon. I’m more motivated now. Stay tuned. More to come.”