Fans had inquired with us whether the Twitter handle @Ryan_Paevey was in fact "General Hospital's" newest stars' social media address. Sadly, as we always suspected, the account is in fact not real. A rep for the soap confirms that the account is not the actor's and subsequently, the handle has been deleted. Additionally, Justice & Ponder, a management firm based in Los Angeles, which represents Paevey, confirmed the fake account when it said, "SOOOO, it turns out @Ryan_Paevey is not our client RYAN PAEVEY and we are alerting Twitter now that this is an impostor using his name." The company notes that the actor will begin using the social media platform for the first time sometime next week when he begins tweeting via his (real) account.
After a Twitter hoax raised, then dashed the hopes of "General Hospital" fans looking to see John Reilly return to the ABC Daytime drama series as Sean Donnelly, rumors have continued to persist, but the actor has set the record straight via Soap Opera Network.
Proving you can't believe everything you read or see tweeted, earlier this evening a Twitter posting said to be by John Reilly, who portrayed Shawn --- on ABC's "General Hospital" from --- , stated the actor would be returning to the soap after nearly a 20 year absence. The tweet raised the hopes of many fans of the soap only to have those hopes get dashed not too longer afterward. A spokesperson for the soap confirms to Soap Opera Network that the tweet was not by Reilly and that the handle is a fake. "Not the real John Reilly," the spokesperson said.