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GH's Kirsten Storms temporarily out of General Hospital!

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Photo Credit: Steven Bergman

According to a report from Soap Opera Digest, General Hospital’s Kirsten Storms  (Maxie) is off of General Hospital temporarily and has been replaced.

Apparently, a casting call went out last week for a “25ish, sexy, hip, quirky, has vitality, charisma and personality. Strongly prefer blonde for a 1-2 month recurring role.” A General Hospital spokesperson confirmed the there is a temp recast due to a health reason for Storms.

The spokesperson noted, “Due to illness of Kirsten Storms, the role of Maxie Jones will be temporarily recast by Jen Lilley with a first airdate of September 28. The cast and crew of General Hospital wish Kirsten a speedy recovery and look forward to welcoming her back to the set soon.”

On-Air On-Soaps also sends get well wishes Kirsten’s way!  In the meantime,  you will be able to watch Kirsten on E! Entertainment Television’s new reality show, Dirty Soap, premiering on September 25th!

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noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo, hope she’s ok though, and come back soon!

I missy Maxine,not the same without you. I’m praying for you

I also miss Kirsten so much. It defiantly is not the same without you Kirsten. I pray you get better real fast too and re join GH. The show is not the same with you in it.

Sorry to hear Kristen has a health problem. Good wishes.

Could it be she is taking time off to promote her new show? The thought of her being ill bothers me. Doesn’t she tweet?? I don’t know how so I can’t check.

Wishing her a speedy recovery! She will be greatly missed during her absence, but the most important thing to focus on is her getting better.

get well soon kirsten! you will be missed!

One of the few consistently bright lights of GH. Get well and hurry back.

GH is my favorite soap and Kirsten is my favorite. I’ve watched her grow up in DOOL. I hope her condition is not serious and she will be back better than ever.

BTW, she is on FB and Tweeter.

Get Better Kristen,,we will miss watching you on GH. It will not be the same without our Maxie and the nerdy one..lol /speedy recovery, get well soon.

I hope you get better soon Kristen Storms you are missed already and no she has not been on twitter in 34days so i pray whatever is going on she gets better. we love you so much

Is kirsten storms of general hospital anorexic she is extremely thin ?

aww hope she is okay i love her!

I sure hate it! I dnt think im ever gonna get used 2 another Maxie! Get well soon and come back 2 us soon!/ God Bless

I have seem Kirsten Storms grow over the years. I hope she gets better soon. Taking care of her health should be her top priority. Feel better soon
Kirsten. We miss you!

Maxie, Please get well soon the woman playing you is not doing your character justice.

I hope You feel better Kristin You are in my prayers always! there can never be another Maxie Jones!

Peace Love Eternal Light and Protection

i love watching you on GH get better soon my prayers are coming your way

get well soon you are missed. you make my day watching you on GH….hurry back please.

I hope she hurries back and is ok – Maxie really comes off self centered and bitchy w/out Kirsten at the wheel!

I certainly hope her anorexic is off eating a sandwich somewhere and getting acting lessons. She is hideous looking and a hideous actress.

I would like to see you on stage going what she does, She is an Actress, What you consider hideous and what she does for a living is two different things. You can’t see passed your nose. It called ACTING.

Then don’t watch them !!! DUH

With a name like “IHateSoaps” I wonder why you are even looking at soap blogs!
Seems you have a slight character flaw. In light of that you have no right to judge Kirsten or anyone else for that matter.

Jealous much!

I have been ill, myself and tody for the first time, trun the show on to find that Kristen is now be played Jen lilley, Almost , but no Cigar!!
I pray that Kristen get well real soon and back on the show. Love and many Prayer going up to our Heavenly Father for you.

25 yrs. General hospital daily fix. They are my t.v. friends. Hurry back kirsten . Much love

Get better soon Kristen.Maybe we all should give the actress replacing her a break. I think she is doing a good job.Hopefully Kristen will be back soon.

I didn’t mean to bash the actress. It is just that the character of Maxie is very self absorbed, but in the Kirsten’s familiar hands, she is quirky and endearing, with a stranger behaving that way, it loses the endearing quality. I don’t think anyone but Kirsten could pull off that character – remember prior actresses did not play Maxie this way, and I know that I never cared for Maxie until Kirsten took over. It didn’t hurt that she reminds me of a younger Kristina Wagner.

Maxie Jones, come back! Miss you! Feel better, Kristen!

That’s right , if you don’t like her don’t watch the show . Hope you get better soon Kirsten ,,,,,,,miss you !

I agree that not to bash the fill in girl, but Maxie is not Maxie without Kirsten. I have to wonder tho, if they are aware of how long she will be out “sick”, I tend to think “sick” is another word for rehab. If that is the case, I sent the best thoughts for Kirsten to find the help she needs and look forward to her return on GH.

Kristen I hope that you are doing well and keep the faith. My prayers are with you.

Kirsten,realy hope your well soon have followed you along your way,Be well,you just can’t be replaced .But heal yourself first even work and fans are not worth getting sicker over.

Kirsten, You are always a bit of sunshine on G.H. My prayers are with you and your brother.

Thoughts and prayers to Kirsten during this difficult time. She is missed on GH. No one can take her place as Maxie Jones. GH may as well send her character to New York or somewhere because the recast doesn’t fill her shoes. Get well soon.

Sorry to hear Kristen is ill. Here’s wishing Kristen a speedy recovery. No offense to Jen Lilly, but Kristen is the best at playing Maxie Jones. Get well soon. GOD bless Kristen. Hope to see you back on the set soon.

Kirsten, you are so sweet and no one can play Maxie with the heart and sole that you do. But on a personal level, you are missing your family and your brother and you need to fix your friendship with Farah. Too many stresses for such a young and talented young girl. You need to release some of the stress which I’m praying will help to ease your endometriosis. God bless you and get well soon.

Get well soon Kirsten. You are missed. GH is not the same without you. Your replacement is trying her best but you can’ t be replaced. What will your non-husband become without you!!! lol.

I really miss Kristen on General hospital. No one can act like she can. Have heard she is really sick. My prayers for her return to health and being able to return to a show and acting position she does better then any other. You are missed Kristen!

wishing you good health, miss you on gh,will pray for your recovery

Dear Kirsten,

Rest well and recover soon. I miss you on GH! You are a delight to watch and your sweet personality shines through the persona of Maxie with natural and skillful acting .

Kirsten , HURRY BACK!!!!! This “replacement” cannot hold a candle to you. There is no Maxie Jones without you. I do not know where they found this other girl, but she is killing Maxie and the shows credibility. Miss you, get better SOON. please 🙁

hope you get better your missed very much . i dont like the replacement be strong god will help you jimmy from spring hill fll gold bless you

Kirsten, My prayers and thoughts are with you. I pray that you feel God’s loving arms around you and that you recieve his healing. I miss you on GH and pray that you return soon, I also pray for your brother over sea’s and your family. God Bless you,,,,,

please hurry back my prayers are with you
the replacement maxie is a total mess plzzz get well soon

she has endometriosis…not rehab or an eating disorder

I hope Kristen hurry’s up and gets well. This new person is no Maxie..hard to watch GH

I LOVE THE WAY KIRSTEN PLAYS MAXI,SHE IS ALWAYS FUN TO WATCH,ITS SUCH A GREAT CHARACTER,I DON”T LIKE SOMEONE ELSE PLAYING HER,I MISS KIRSTEN,I AM PRAYING SHE GETS BETTER REAL SOON,I ALSO LOVE WATCHING HER ON DIRTY SOAP,I HOPE HER AND HER FRIEND FARRAH PATCH THINGS UP,LIFE IS TO PRECIOUS TO WASTE TIME,I THINK FARRAH REALLY LOVES KIRSTEN,THAT”S ALL THAT MATTERS!HOPE YOUR BACK SOON MAXAMESTA,LOL JOHN

Kirsten I hope you get well real soon. I will pray that you have a speedy recovery. I miss seeing you on GH.

I hope Kirsten gets well soon and returns to GH. I’m sorry but I don’t care for the actress that has replaced her. She is really not that great of an actress.

I SADDEN TO HEAR THAT KIRSTEN WAS ILL HOPE THAT ITS NOT SERIOUS. HOPE SHE GETS WELL SOON AND COMES BACK TO GENERAL HOSPITAL CAUSE SHE IS THE GREATEST. GET WELL SOON ANNIE

I wish you a speedy recovery Kirsten . Miss seeing you and your talents. Do what you need to do to take care of yourself . Looking forward to seeing you on GH again ! Anxiously waiting for your enthusiastic and energetic and inspirational return . Feel better soon

Lets hope she is back on set soon. This new Maxie is just awful. Get well soon Kirsten, we all miss you!

She got a dui in sept. 🙁

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You probably needed the hankies during today’s Wednesday, June 19th episode of General Hospital, for it marked the return of fan favorite John J. York to his role as Mac Scorpio.

This was to be York’s first episode back on-screen since he underwent treatment for two blood cancers and revealed his health diagnosis and battle publicly back in September of 2023.

The scenes involving Mac gave viewers all the feels, and it looked as if reality and the soap blurred, especially in York’s scenes with his on-screen children, Maxie (who Max raised) and grandchildren, Georgie, James, and Bailey Louise, and wife, Felicia (Kristina Wagner).

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Since Mac was out of town supposedly down in South America helping a ‘friend’, some things have changed, including Spinelli (Bradford Anderson). having moved in with Maxie and the kids, to which Mac does not disapprove.

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In the meantime, Cody (Josh Kelly) is a man in conflict when he has second thoughts about not telling Mac he is his biological son.  When James shows up Maxie’s with Cody in tow, he lays his eyes upon the just-arrived-back-in-town Mac. The two share pleasant “hellos.” Later, back at the Quartermaine stables, Cody tells Tracy (Jane Elliot) the long and winding road story of not knowing who is father was for most of his life. Cody shares he finally found his father in Port Charles, but his father doesn’t know he has a son. Tracy thinks Cody now has a chance to re-set some things and should come clean.

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Meanwhile, Felicia keeps getting calls from Maxie while she is work at General Hospital and does not pick up. So, Felicia is unaware that her husband is back. Eventually, Felicia arrives at Maxie’s and is in for a big surprise when Mac appears and the two hug and share a kiss.

After the episode aired, and seeing the reaction from GH fans, John J. York took to his account on X. York expressed, “WOW!!! I’m just so humbled by your warm, kind and gracious words as Mac returned to PC! Your support has been monumental! I have a feeling, things are about to get interesting!”

So, what did you think about Mac’s homecoming on GH? Were you touched just seeing John J. York back in action on the ABC soap opera? Comment below.

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In story, Violet learns of her grandfather’s passing when she comes home from school and her father, Finn (Michael Easton) sits her down to explain that Gregory passed away in the middle of the night. Violet’s reaction was one of devastation and tears.

Michael Fairman TV caught with Jophielle on the red carpet at the recent 51st annual Daytime Creative Arts and Lifestyle Emmy Award ceremonies, where she was a nominee for Best Original Song for the song she co-wrote, “Shine.” The track was first heard back on a December 2023 episode of the ABC daytime drama series and is currently available on Spotify and other music streaming platforms.

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When talking about the departure of Gregory Harrison, and Violet’s reaction to her grandpa’s passing, Love shared, “Well, I was very tired from the taping of the three-day wedding, so I already had the tears in me. I knew that I was always going to see him (Gregory Harrison) in real life, but I was also very, very sad he was leaving the show. He was such a delight to work with.”

When Violet saw how difficult it was for her on-screen dad, Finn, to cope with with the death of Gregory, Love shared, “It’s hard for Violet, but Michael and I, we still see each other and he’s always happy (in real life). But, those scenes were hard. I was comforting him.”

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Receiving her first Daytime Emmy nomination as songwriter was a thrill for Jophielle: “Well first of all, I was jumping up and down and Frank Valentini (executive producer, GH) came and told me while I was on set. I was just so excited.”

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Since pop superstar, Taylor Swift, started at a very young age as a singer and a songwriter, does Love see herself as a mini-Taylor? Jophielle emphatically stated, “I’m a mini Me“.  As to what she thinks of the record-setting Swift’s music, and if she likes her work. Love shared, “Yeah, yeah … so, so…”

What did you think of Jophielle’s performance during the passing of Gregory? And her comments here on Gregory Harrison, Michael Easton and Taylor Swift? Comment below.

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General Hospital Issues Statement Condemning Racist Attacks Directed at Tabyana Ali

After continued online racist comments directed at General Hospital cast member, Tabyana Ali (Trina), the series has issued its own statement on the situation across all of its social media platforms on Tuesday.

Ali, who back on June 9th took to X to stand up to the racist remarks sent her way, has been facing the same situation since joining the soap opera back in 2022 as a recast in the role of Trina Robinson.

Throughout her time on the ABC soap opera, Tabyana had been one-half of the popular young love story of “Sprina” along with Nicholas Chavez (ex-Spencer).

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Now General Hospital is standing up and alongside Ali, with its statement which read: “General Hospital does not tolerate hatred or bigotry of any kind. Racism has no place in Port Charles. GH is for everyone.”  Since its posting, the ability to comment has been turned off on the GH Instagram, Twitter and Facebook accounts.

While the statement does not specifically name Ali, according to Soap Opera Digest, ABC has been communicating with Ali and her representatives about how best to navigate the situation. Once the statement was issued, Ali took to X and said, “I appreciate you so much ABC/GH.”

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Back on June 9th, Ali opened up about the “hate” directed at her and then added, “To anyone that hates me, that’s absolutely fine. I don’t know you and you don’t me, but regardless I’m sending you peace, safety and prosperity.”

Several of Ali’s GH co-stars have posted the statement on their Instagram accounts including: Kirsten Storms (Maxie), Jacqueline Grace Lopez (Blaze) and Kate Mansi (Kristina).

What do you think of General Hospital’s statement that racism has no place in Port Charles? Are you glad they stood up for Tabyana, and moving forward for any form of racism related to the show and its cast? Comment below.

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