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GH's Kirsten Storms temporarily out of General Hospital!

Photo Credit: Steven Bergman

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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aria
aria

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

regina Gotiear
regina Gotiear

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

kathy
kathy

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.

tvcat1
tvcat1

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

My2Cents
My2Cents

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.

Cindy
Cindy

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.

ethel
ethel

get well soon kirsten! you will be missed!

david
david

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

DaisyADay
DaisyADay

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.

DaisyADay
DaisyADay

BTW, she is on FB and Tweeter.

Louise
Louise

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.

niyana hartley
niyana hartley

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

dee alexis
dee alexis

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

IVY
IVY

aww hope she is okay i love her!

Fancy101
Fancy101

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

LoveGH 4-ever
LoveGH 4-ever

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!

karesha
karesha

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

David
David

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

vickie
vickie

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

debbi
debbi

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

Jenlvogel
Jenlvogel

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

IHateSoaps
IHateSoaps

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

Betty
Betty

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.

Sharon Gallagher
Sharon Gallagher

Then don’t watch them !!! DUH

Jeane H
Jeane H

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.

Lora
Lora

Jealous much!

Betty
Betty

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.

me
me

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

judy
judy

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.

Jenlvogel
Jenlvogel

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.

cheryl
cheryl

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

LISA
LISA

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

April
April

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.

Lisette
Lisette

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

Marie from Canada
Marie from Canada

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.

Lynette
Lynette

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

Sherrie
Sherrie

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.

Jennie
Jennie

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.

Tina
Tina

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.

Jeanette
Jeanette

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.

Bunny
Bunny

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!

patricia
patricia

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

Ann
Ann

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 .

allyd50
allyd50

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 🙁

jimmy
jimmy

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

Penni
Penni

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,,,,,

rose
rose

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

Lauren
Lauren

she has endometriosis…not rehab or an eating disorder

mona
mona

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

john
john

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

Lisette
Lisette

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

Lori
Lori

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.

annie
annie

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

Lynn Sherry
Lynn Sherry

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

Jeane H
Jeane H

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

scorp19
scorp19

She got a dui in sept. 🙁

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