In December of last year, a production spokesperson announced Morgan's leave of absence to resolve a personal matter.
Now we know what's the cause of her departure: lyme disease.
In a recent appearance on the 'Tom Joyner Morning Show,' the Emmy award-winning actress discussed her diagnosis, stating, "It's nothing fatal. Lyme disease is an infection caused by the borrelia bacteria from a tick. It's a chronic condition, and I've had it in my system for over 15 years."
Lyme disease is in fact a manageable condition, and if caught early, can be cured. If treated in the latter stages, there may be complications of the heart, nervous system and joints.
The good news is that not only is the 'Eve's Bayou' actress in good spirits, but that she will be returning to her beloved role on the popular soap opera within the next couple of months.