After leaving “General Hospital” and Nikolas Cassadine behind in 2016, Tyler Christopher made his daytime comeback in 2018 when he began playing Stefan DiMera on NBC’s “Days of Our Lives.” By October, Daytime Confidential broke the news that he had to take a temporary leave of absence from the show, but he never returned and seemed to go quiet. However, a 2019 arrest for public intoxication had him making headlines again.
According to documents obtained by TMZ, authorities had been called nine times about Christopher being intoxicated — including in the back of an Uber and inside a Walgreens drug store — before he was finally arrested on November 11, on his 47th birthday, in Martinsville, IN. After the arrest, co-workers who knew Christopher for years lent their support on social media after TMZ claimed he was having “too much fun” on his birthday, including Nancy Lee Grahn, who plays Nikolas’ aunt, Alexis, on “GH”.
“I say this with love but I can assure you that Tyler wasn’t out having ‘birthday fun.’ He has a horrible disease,” Grahn tweeted. “Tyler is at risk of losing his life if he doesn’t get help, maintain treatment & work a program and there’s nothing fun about it. He needs help not exposure.”