'General Hospital' star Tyler Christopher arrested for public intoxication on his birthday

Tyler Christopher certainly won't forget his 47th birthday.

According to multiple reports, the longtime "General Hospital" and "Days of Our Lives" actor was arrested on public intoxication charges in Martinsville, Indiana, on Monday, which happened to also be his 47th birthday.

According to TMZ, Christopher's arrest followed "an alarming bender that possibly went on for weeks," with the outlet reporting that police had received not less than nine calls about the actor being publicly intoxicated since September 14, including one that resulted in a brief stay at a medical center for advanced treatment.

His arrest on Monday night came the same day that he reportedly checked himself out of the facility on his birthday "against medical advice," TMZ reports, with cops being alerted to Christopher's drunken state by an Uber driver who called them to report that the actor had passed out and urinated in the back seat of his car. He also reportedly had two fifths of bourbon on him at the time of his arrest.

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PASADENA, CALIFORNIA - MAY 05: Tyler Christopher attends the 46th annual Daytime Emmy Awards at Pasadena Civic Center on May 05, 2019 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by David Crotty/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
PASADENA, CALIFORNIA - MAY 05: Tyler Christopher, Marci Miller and Billy Flynn attend the 46th annual Daytime Emmy Awards at Pasadena Civic Center on May 05, 2019 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/Getty Images)
PASADENA, CA - JANUARY 09: NBCUNIVERSAL EVENTS -- NBCUniversal Portrait Studio, January 2018 -- Pictured: Tyler Christopher, "Days of Our Lives" -- (Photo by Maarten de Boer/NBCUniversal via Getty Images)
PASADENA, CA - JANUARY 09: Tyler Christopher attends the 2018 NBCUniversal Winter Press Tour at The Langham Huntington, Pasadena on January 9, 2018 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images)
PASADENA, CA - JANUARY 09: Tyler Christopher attends the 2018 NBCUniversal Winter Press Tour at The Langham Huntington, Pasadena on January 9, 2018 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/WireImage)
DAYS OF OUR LIVES -- Season: 53 -- Pictured: Tyler Christopher as Stefan DiMera -- (Photo by: Chris Haston/NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal via Getty Images via Getty Images)
DAYS OF OUR LIVES -- Season: 53 -- Pictured: Tyler Christopher as Stefan DiMera -- (Photo by: Chris Haston/NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal via Getty Images via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - MAY 1: Tyler Christopher accepts the award for outstanding lead actor at THE 43RD ANNUAL DAYTIME EMMY AWARDS held on Sunday May 1, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Matt Petit/CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 01: Actor Tyler Christopher speaks onstage at the 2016 Daytime Emmy Awards at Westin Bonaventure Hotel on May 1, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Joe Scarnici/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 01: Actor Tyler Christopher attends the 2016 Daytime Emmy Awards - Arrivals at Westin Bonaventure Hotel on May 1, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Leon Bennett/WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 24: Actor Tyler Christopher arrives at the 40th Anniversary of the Soap Opera Digest at The Argyle on February 24, 2016 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
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The actor was reportedly being held at the Morgan County Jail on a $225 cash and $1,000 bond. He was seemingly still behind bars as of Wednesday morning. In his mug shot, which was also published by TMZ, the actor appears disheveled with a gash on the bridge of his nose. Since his time in the spotlight, he has also grown a thick beard.

Tyler Christopher is best known for appearing on two major soap operas for two decades each: He played Stefan O. DiMera on "Days of Our Lives" from 2001 until 2019 and appeared on "General Hospital" between 1996 and 2016. His most recent big public appearance came at the 2019 Daytime Emmy Awards back in May.

Christopher was married to fellow former soap opera star Eva Longoria from 2002 until 2004. He has two children: Son Greysun James with current wife Brienne Pedigo, who he wed in 2008, and a daughter named Boheme, People reports.

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