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Rick Springfield and son returning to 'General Hospital'



Rick Springfield is about to check into General Hospital again. And this time he's bringing his kid. For real.

The 63-year-old singer will reprise his role as Dr. Noah Drake for several episodes in April, People magazine reports. It's just in time for the soap opera to celebrate its 50th anniversary. Joining him is his real-life son, Liam Springthorpe (Rick's real last name), who will play an undercover cop.

Springthorpe says they won't appear in any scenes together.

"I think it makes it much more pleasing and applicable for me because I think at least for me personally, I have always tried to keep a bit of distance from … my father's path, and respectfully so," Springthorpe told People.

BTW, People Celebrates General Hospital hits newsstands nationwide on March 1. (But I know you're already secretly a subscriber, so just keep watching your mailbox.)

[Last modified: Tuesday, February 26, 2013 2:58pm]


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