Neil Is Coming Home!
Genoa City has been missing one of its core characters since last fall, when THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS’ Kristoff St. John (Neil) took a leave of absence from the soap. Now, fans can breathe a sigh of relief — he will be back on the canvas later this month!
The In Depth Story: “The comeback kid,” Instagrammed the popular actor, posting a series of new selfies. “I’m ready!” Ever since the tragic suicide of his son, Julian, back in December 2014, St. John has understandably been dealing with depression. As reported by Entertainment Weekly, during his fourmonth absence from
the show, he sought treatment for his mental health, while his alter ego was off screen in New York, caring for young son Moses as exwife Sofia recovered from injuries she’d sustained in a car accident.
Neil couldn’t have chosen a better time to return to Genoa City, either, considering the fireworks that have been exploding between his family members ever since Devon agreed to co-parent with ex- wife Hilar y. And St. John’s co-stars rolled out the welcome mat upon the actor’s return. “Kristoff, my friend, is back on the show!” tweeted Eric Braeden ( Victor). “It made us all very happy.”
Posting a selfie with Braeden and St. John, pal Daniel Goddard ( Cane) added: “We are such a close-knit group and always have each other’s backs… Everyone has missed you, Kristoff, and we can’t begin to tell you how happy we are to have you back!”
St. John, who was last seen on Y&R in late November, has been open on social media about his battle with depression.