Please join us in sending best wishes for a speedy recovery to THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS star Kate Linder (Esther), who recently sustained some minor injuries while helping her mother with her own injuries. The actress has been hospitalized and is expected to remain there for a a short time to undergo physical therapy but is expected to return to work soon.
“I am so grateful to my incredible doctors, nurses, and physical therapists for taking such good care of me,” Linder shared in a statement. “I want to thank my mom, my friends, and my Y&R family for their outpouring of good wishes and support.”
Linder was originally hired for one episode of Y&R in April 1982 that developed into a recurring role until she was put on contract in 1985, making this year her 39th anniversary on the long-running CBS soap. Best known as Katherine Chancellor’s loyal maid, Esther has also gotten mixed up in her share of drama in Genoa City including when she discovered that Chloe Mitchell was really her long-lost daughter, Kate!
Esther was last seen on screen at the end of April when she caught up with Nina and after admitting she missed the goings-on at the Chancellor estate, happily agreed to pick up the occasional shift at the mansion. But according to her IMDb page, Linder is supposed to be appearing in the episode airing Wednesday, Sept. 15, and there are more coming up.
We hope Linder gets well soon so we can see even more of Esther on our TV screens in the future. Genoa City wouldn’t be the same without her!