HomeTVGeneral HospitalGeneral Hospital’s Nancy Lee Grahn Slams Jon Bon Jovi by Calling Him “Less Drunk Than Jack Wagner” Luke Kerr January 14, 2013 General Hospital, TV 40 Comments This could make for an uncomfortable workplace environment if and when Jack Wagner returns for General Hospital's 50th Anniversary. Outspoken Twitter diva Nancy Lee Grahn stirred up a hornet’s nest during the Golden Globes with a tweet about Jon Bon Jovi looking drunk, which included a dig at Wagner. Tweeted Grahn: Wagner retweeted Grahn’s words during the award show, and explained this morning in a series of tweets why he'd done so. Read his response after the jump! Grahn tried smoothing things over this morning with two follow up tweets. She told one person it was a joke, and responded to another by saying she didn’t know he was an alcoholic or in recovery. 40 Responses TV Gord January 14, 2013 Oh Nancy, don’t you know having a sense of humor is not permitted on Twitter? #JWpantiesinabunch Log in to Reply Ravennite613 January 14, 2013 I give NLG a pass for a lot of the things she says but as a woman whose grandfather, Aunt & Brother were all functioning alcoholics and I myself still deal with the burden of knowing when enough is enough I call BULL on her not knowing. Don’t knock a guy who is trying and lay off my Jersey Boy Brother, he has done a lot for my state and if he wants to gets drunk off of free booze – I say power to him. Log in to Reply Ryan-Scott January 14, 2013 Pretty rude Nancy but glad she did damage control this morning. Log in to Reply Katiebug9624 January 14, 2013 How in the high hell would Nancy know if Jack Wagner had been an alcoholic? He hasn’t been on GH in YEARS she doesn’t know that man. Log in to Reply soapbaby January 14, 2013 I am sure her comment was intended in jest. I only wish she was more mindful of her speech given how self-righteous she presents herself. I wish she’d talk less and focus on bringing more life into her performances. She unjustly walked away with an Emmy last year when she didn’t have the work to even submit herself for the nomination, yet she was vocal about Lexi Ainsworth’s Emmy loss the year prior. She generally comes off as a hypocrite. Log in to Reply katy kennicott January 14, 2013 Nancy: Get over yourself! Jack: Get over yourself! Log in to Reply Ravennite613 January 14, 2013 [quote=Katiebug9624]How in the high hell would Nancy know if Jack Wagner had been an alcoholic? He hasn’t been on GH in YEARS she doesn’t know that man.[/quote] Because it was and is pretty common knowledge that Jack Wagner has had a history with alcohol/drugs in his past, so unless NLG lives under the one rock in Hollywood – she knew Log in to Reply Katiebug9624 January 14, 2013 Really Ravennite613? I had no idea and i’m a junkie when it comes to hollywood gossip. Log in to Reply sponge89 January 14, 2013 I used to follow Ms. Grahn on Twitter but stopped many months ago because she is unkind, not funny. She rams her opinions down your throat and leaves no room for anyone else’s opinion. It’s good to see her get some of that back. Log in to Reply xmasdeb January 14, 2013 I think what she was trying to say was just that he looks like Jack Wagner, which he does. Not sure that she was saying anything about Jack being drunk, but just Bon Jovi looking drunk. Log in to Reply rapid_roman61 January 14, 2013 Some things are better left unsaid even if the intent was to be humorous. Log in to Reply TV Gord January 14, 2013 [quote=sponge89]She rams her opinions down your throat and leaves no room for anyone else’s opinion.[/quote] Unlike 95% of everyone else on social media/message boards (myself included)! Log in to Reply Katiebug9624 January 14, 2013 Well this might not be the most liked opinion but its Nancy’s twitter she can say what she wants BUT she should expect to be called out for something she’s said. Though I do think she just meant it in jest. Log in to Reply mackenzie2184 January 14, 2013 It’s comments like that, that made me block her on Twitter in the first place. I also unliked her page on facebook. Log in to Reply Thomas January 14, 2013 I always liked Jon Bon Jovi song Blaze of Glory from Young Guns 2 cool song as for this twitter fued same day different bout. Log in to Reply Ravennite613 January 14, 2013 [quote=Katiebug9624]Really Ravennite613? I had no idea and i’m a junkie when it comes to hollywood gossip.[/quote] Yes – You can google it- I think most of it came to a head during his last rocky relationship with Heather Locklear Log in to Reply Divatude58 January 14, 2013 If she thought that they looked alike, she should have said that. But what she said did seem like a mean spirited joke about his alcoholism. Oh well… Log in to Reply jesnie January 14, 2013 :bigsmile: She was just kidding !!!! :bigsmile: Log in to Reply SoapyBoy January 14, 2013 In other news… Log in to Reply mitch6225 January 14, 2013 Nancy and Jack worked together on Santa Barbara from 1991-1993. Nancy’s character Julia was Jack’s character Warren’s aunt…. Log in to Reply mfarris70 January 14, 2013 Someone’s feelings got hurt on Twitter? Wow, what a newsflash. Log in to Reply Camp is not a sustainable model January 14, 2013 I want to see her continue to beef with Michelle Stafford. Now that one I am right with her on it 100%! Log in to Reply TV Gord January 14, 2013 Oh yeah, I had forgotten Jack Wagner was on Santa Barbara. God, it was horrible then! Log in to Reply SoapArmageddon January 14, 2013 Why does anyone get offended by anything said on something called “Twitter”? The name alone tells you what to expect. These modern times……(shakes head and retreats back into his cave) Log in to Reply EricasEvilTwin January 14, 2013 What does any of this have to do with whether nancy deserved or didnt deserve her emmy or what she does or doesnt bring to the table as an actress? Log in to Reply BossTime01 January 15, 2013 While this comes off terribly, and you can take or leave her political opinions, she’s not a stupid person. I feel fairly certain that she is sincere in not having realized Wagner had addiction issues. It seems clear that her *intent* was to say that the 2013 version of Bon Jovi looks more like 2013 Jack Wagner at this point than the old (younger) Bon Jovi (which is SO true)… except than Bon Jovi also looked drunk at the Globes. Ergo, a “drunk Jack Wagner.” It was a stupid, thoughtless, unvetted spur-of-the-moment comment that was just ambiguous enough to understandably offend others. In other words, it was a tweet. Log in to Reply PNfan January 15, 2013 I guess I’m the bad guy here because I think it was opportunistic in other ways for Jack Wagner. He could have contacted her privately but no, he chose to pontificate and create a firestorm when he knew she had no idea he was a recovering alcoholic. He’s using it for all it’s worth to promote himself and I don’t care what anybody says different about it. Worse things are said and meant to be said in a hurtful way and if anyone on this board can with a straight face claim they haven’t at someone else’s expense whether you knew them or not, made sport of, talked about them in a derogatory or pejorative way then I pat you on the back for being perfect. NLG apologized and I hope she doesn’t feel she owes the guy more than that. Log in to Reply PNfan January 15, 2013 And she had no clue he had struggled with alcohol. He’s handled this with selfish motives in mind and that should be obvious to everyone with eyes. Log in to Reply liason4real January 15, 2013 I’m not sure why NLG tweeted the comments about JW or Bon Jovi in the first place. :~ Log in to Reply really January 15, 2013 [quote=Katiebug9624]How in the high hell would Nancy know if Jack Wagner had been an alcoholic? He hasn’t been on GH in YEARS she doesn’t know that man.[/quote] I’ve never worked with JW or even met the man and I knew, I read it in an interview he gave I believe in People and then it was brought up again when Heather was going through all her issues. There is no way that NLG who worked in soaps in the 80s at the same time as JW didn’t know that, its way to small of industry and its extremely common knowledge, as in he is very open about it. I like NLG but she does this a lot, she shoots her mouth off on twitter in very rude and disrespectful ways and then acts like she didn’t know or it was a joke, and while sometimes its funny and not a big deal other times you know you’re hitting a personal area. This was rude and she needs to just own up to the fact that she crossed a line, and possibly think before she tweets. Log in to Reply pjc722 January 15, 2013 I find that Nancy has a HUGE EFFIN mouth. The one thing that NLG should consider is to either get a better platform to bully and ridicule people OR just shut up! I am not defending Jack Wagner nor commenting on what Nancy said, what I am commenting on is the fact that she finds it necessary to COMMENT on everything on Twitter!!! Honestly, with all that shaggy hair on her head, you would think more sense would be under it. NANCY, JUST SHUT UP!!! Log in to Reply TV Gord January 15, 2013 The people who want her to shut up, I’m curious. Why are you following her? Log in to Reply mackenzie2184 January 15, 2013 [quote=TV Gord]The people who want her to shut up, I’m curious. Why are you following her?[/quote] I’d like to know the answer to that question myself. If these people who follow Nancy, want to shut her up so bad; then they need to block her on twitter. That will shut her up. Log in to Reply SwanQueen59 January 15, 2013 Hmmm. And to think I’ve toyed with the idea of getting a twitter account….nah, don’t think so… 0:) Log in to Reply Greeneb2 January 15, 2013 [quote=jesnie]:bigsmile: She was just kidding !!!! :bigsmile:[/quote] That’s too bad for NLG, especially because she, her sister, & her mother lived with the consequences of having an alcoholic father for many years during her young life growing up in NW Illinois. Sometimes biting, tongue-in-cheek humor does not translate well in print! Brian :star: Log in to Reply SoapGuyFlorida January 15, 2013 Some of you are ridiculous. Why would she make a reference to Jack’s drinking in the first place if she didnt already know about it?? Of course she knew. The fact that she said it anyways despite her family’s experience with alcoholism just shows her to be a spiteful hypocrite. Log in to Reply Dakotaral January 15, 2013 Nancy tries real hard to be witty and cute and often misses the mark – what pleasure she derives from making fun of a disease is beyond me – but luckily people see her for what she is – Jack handled it wonderfully – and she should apologize – but I know she won’t – Log in to Reply FaisonFanInTexas January 15, 2013 I dumped her on Twitter long ago because she is rude, disrespectful and mean. Log in to Reply giogio January 15, 2013 So its the truth when I say sticks and stones will break my bones but WORDS will slice and dice me. Log in to Reply beans4metoo March 15, 2013 SoapGuy- I completely agree with you. I think she had to have known or else why would she refer to him as “drunk Jack Wagner” unless she had known of him having an issue with being drunk in the past. I find it hard to believe that she has worked with him, or even worked on the same show with him or his ex (Kristina) and not have known. The soap industry is small and tight knit and basically an everyone knows everyone community. Just being a fan I myself have heard/read instances and know of soap actors (NOT JACK WAGNER in particular) who are “rumored” to have alcohol issues. There’s no way someone who has worked in the industry as long as Nancy has would not have known this about Jack. I think the “I didn’t know” claim is a cop out and a way of covering her behind because she ran off at the mouth, which she seems to do alot of. I love Nancy and usually give her kudos for not being shy of speaking her mind but this time I think she went too far and was hurtful to both Jack and Jon Bon Jovi. As far as people commenting that Jack is being “opportunistic” and was wrong to comment about it on Twitter, I disagree. You can imagine that his twitter was probably slammed with people questioning him or commenting on what Nancy said so he was probably addressing it because fans were expecting him to or asking him about it. I personally think that Jack handled it very professionally and that Nancy could take lessons from him in how to act with class and kindness. Log in to Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply You must be logged in to post a comment.