“General Hospital” alum Vanessa Marcil (ex-Brenda Barrett), her fiance MC, and their children were involved in a serious car accident on Friday, February 26. While the actress and the couple’s kids were unharmed, MC was immediately taken to the hospital for treatment.
Marcil shared the news on Twitter. “Major accident, huge truck just rear ended our truck while our truck was parked. all of the kids in the car. Mc can’t move neck or back.#ER,” she initially posted. Later, Marcil added, “All kids are safe. All that matters.”
Marcil continued to release updates on the situation, noting that her fiance’s father had arrived at the hospital to be with his son. She also revealed that MC would be missing a father/daughter dance “with his angel” that was taking place that night.
Maurice Benard (Sonny Corinthos, “GH”), Marcil’s former leading man on the soap, quickly reached out to the actress. “@VanessaMarcilM you OK,” he tweeted. Marcil responded, “My mans still here in the ER. We don’t know. He can’t talk.”
“GH” writer Michele Val Jean also sent a sweet message to Marcil on Twitter: “@VanessaMarcilM Sending love and light. xoxo”
By Saturday, February 27, MC’s situation seemed to have improved. Marcil took the time to thank friends, family and fans for their kind words and thoughts during the difficult time.
“Thank you all for ur prayers. Mc is speaking now but groggy. Your messages R making him smile while in the hospital,” she posted.
On Sunday, February 28, Marcil shared a sweet photo of MC’s daughter visiting her father in the hospital.
Morning daddy https://t.co/L4pKbwSYVi
— Vanessa Marcil (@VanessaMarcilM) February 28, 2016
Marcil initially played Brenda on “General Hospital” from 1992 to 1998. She returned for short term stints in 2002 and 2010. She also made a brief appearance in April 2013.
Marcil is also familiar to primetime viewers. She portrayed Sam Marquez on NBC’s “Las Vegas” from 2003 to 2008. She also appeared on “Beverly Hills, 90210” as Gina Kincaid and on “NYPD Blue” as Detective Carmen Olivera.