In the new issue of Soap Opera Digest, Drake Hogestyn (John) talks about his road back to Salem and how his life has changed after everything he’s been through over the past year. “These accidents I had could have turned out much differently than it did,” he shares. “No one’s got a crystal ball. The experts, they don’t know. I’m just staying the course, and I’m staying very optimistic.” Hogestyn also discusses his new look, and the reaction he got from his family, and how his DAYS co-stars kept his spirits up. To read more, pick up the new issue of Digest.