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GH’s Steve Burton Tests Positive for COVID-19 But Is Asymptomatic; ‘Stone Cold and the Jackal’ Shows To Be Rescheduled

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The Delta Variant of the coronavirus continues to wreak havoc on many lives.  Now comes word from General Hospital’s Steve Burton (Jason Morgan) that he tested positive for Covid-19, although he is feeling fine, and thus has to cancel his scheduled appearance this weekend and moving forward in August with Bradford Anderson (Spinelli).  The two had a show scheduled in Boston for this weekend as part of their Stone Cold and The Jackal Tour.

In a statement in his video shared by Coastal Entertainment, Burton shared: “Long story short I was exposed at work. I tested negative on Wednesday and then I wanted to take another test before I got on a plane to be safe and come out and see you guys and then I tested Positive.  I feel fine, I have no symptoms, other than being really bummed that we can’t see you guys.”

Burton says they will announce new dates from the now cancelled August leg of their tour next week.

Watch Steve’s video announcement below.

Please send your well-wishes to Steve, hopefully all will continue to be well with him, and let’s hope we can make across-the-board mandates for vaccinations, and efforts, to stop the spread of the Delta Variant for the safety of all our our loved ones and colleagues whether it be at home, at school, or on the job.

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Satan
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Satan

Well now you know somebody’s gonna put a hit out on COVID. That virus ain’t gonna get away with threatening Stone Cold.

Soaphound
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Soaphound

It would be helpful to know if Mr. Burton had received both initial vaccine doses as he doesn’t fit the criteria of someone apt to be struck with the variant. From all the news shows I’ve seen, it’s only a small group who would need the booster for the variant. I just hope all will recover from this dreadful time. Especially sorry for families that have suffered so much pain.

whynot
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whynot

First of all, there is no “criteria” for who can get it; the virus obviously doesn’t care. More important, of course he’s NOT vaccinated. He would’ve said so in the video, and we all know it.

Fran Stacewicz
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Fran Stacewicz

DON’T EVER ASK ANYONE IF THEIR VACCINATED.
THEIR ARE HIPPA LAWS HELLO

Mary B.
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Mary B.

Stay safe get better soon we love you❤

Betsy Younger
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Betsy Younger

I’m so sorry to hear about Steve.
I hope you’re back to normal before you know it.
Glad you’re feeling good.

Michael Teale
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Michael Teale

What’s this bit about NLG being pissed about COVID being spread at the show’s studio’s?

Rebecca1
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Rebecca1

She said there were five actors who weren’t vaccinated and feels it should be mandatory. As we can see from Steve Burton, she’s right to feel that way. It’s way risky for these actors to be doing scenes with people who aren’t vaccinated; the crews are required to be; union rule.

rose
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rose

Rebecca 1…Wonder how she felt about sharing scenes with Ingo today.

JJ
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JJ

There is no such thing as asymptomatic. Sorry, that is a lie. If you have covid, you have symptoms. That is how you know you have it. If you don’t have symptoms, you don’t have covid. It is quite simple. Very disappointed in Mr. Burton and all others perpetuating this myth.

Helen Loewen
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Helen Loewen

There are people that test positive for covid but have no Symptoms…

JJ
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JJ

And that is what is called a false positive test. There is no such thing as asymptomatic.

JULIA WILSON
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JULIA WILSON

How do you know there is No such thing as asymptomatic?

4ever DAYS
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4ever DAYS

adjectiveMEDICINE

(of a condition or a person) producing or showing no symptoms.
“infection is usually asymptomatic”

Fran Stacewicz
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Fran Stacewicz

Where is Brenda at Vanessa Marcil?

Jbolin
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Jbolin

Brenda needs to bring sonny home and expose everything

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

Jbolin
Say what??

Fran Stacewicz
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Fran Stacewicz

You do not ask people if they are vaccinated? Steve Burton is probably not even positive at all they just need numbers it’s insane..

JJ
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JJ

Thank you!!!!!!!!!!

Jacqueline
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Jacqueline

Lots of false positives with the rapid test. Sounds like the test was a rapid test. He should have gotten the 72 hour test.

Michaea
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Michaea

Vaccine or no vaccine if I was an actor on the show I would not feel comfortable doing any kissing scenes. No one knows much about this delta variant and even if the vaccine people have gotten is 100% effective against the delta variant. I see some actors are still not doing kissing scenes and I assume they are either not vaccinated and/or not comfortable doing these scenes during the pandemic. The Delta variant seems to be affecting the younger group so if I was GH I would cut out all kissing scenes for now. Just doesn’t seem to be… Read more »

Jamesj75
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Jamesj75

I hate to see disinformation in any form. It’s disheartening when certain actors promulgate such falsehoods about COVID — Ingo, I’m talking to you! A certain ex-U.S. president was kicked off social media for constantly putting out disinformation, much of it harmful, some of it inciteful. Certain other members of Congress have also been kicked off social media, even briefly, for disinformation and harmful words.

I don’t like to see disinformation at this website either (discussion on “asymptomatic”). Anti-vaxxers, reality-deniers, science-haters, please change your ways. It might just save your life!

rose
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rose

Jamesj75…It’s disheartening when anyone comes out with misinformation about covid, or any subject. Sorry to hear Ingo being one of those. But I also don’t like those who get on social media to fire him. With social media all of this negativity can spread like wildfire. The social media companies get a lot of blame here. I’ve listened to their rationales about monitoring content to their sites. It falls on deaf ears with me, especially one company whose founder started by rating girls in college. For those who believe in their freedom of choice, fine, but stay home where you… Read more »

Jamesj75
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Jamesj75

rose, thanks a million for your reply. I appreciate the points you make here, and I agree. I am no fan of social media — I don’t use them. I think they have proven to be harmful to our society at large and to individual self-esteem. But I congratulate them for removing those from their platforms who purposefully misuse those platforms to spread disinformation and hate. As for firings and cancellations, those are more nuanced and subjective, so that a case-by-case basis seems a worthy route. Take care.

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Nancy Lee Grahn Debuted 25 Years Ago Today as General Hospital’s Alexis Davis

Back on September 26th, 1996, (25 years ago today!) the new character of Alexis Davis made her debut on ABC’s General Hospital, and brought to the iconic soap opera, the talents of Nancy Lee Grahn.

Grahn, had already made a name for herself with her captivating portrayal of lawyer Julia Wainwright Capwell on Santa Barbara for which she won a Supporting Actress Daytime Emmy in 1989, in a tie with AMC’s Debbi Morgan.

Back in April, General Hospital, marked this milestone with a special episode for Grahn, that could be remembered come next year’s Emmys.

Alexis, or shall we call her “Natasha”, was introduced on GH as the daughter of Mikkos Cassadine and his mistress, whose throat was slit by Helena Cassadine, which has played into Alexis’ story for many years to come.  At the time of her entrance to the show, Wendy Riche was GH’s executive producer.

Through the years, viewers have witnessed Grahn’s portrayal of: a tough legal eagle, an honest depiction of a woman battling the bottle, failed romances, while all the time being a loving and faithful mother to her three daughters, Sam, Molly, and Kristina.

Nancy won her second Supporting Actress Daytime Emmy, this time for her role as Alexis in 2012, and has been a multi-nominee in the Lead Actress category for her performances on the ABC daytime drama series.

Here’s to Nancy for giving us 25 years of her on-screen work as Alexis!

Congratulate Nancy and tell us your favorite Alexis Davis moments via the comment section below.

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Sonny Comes Home as Jason and Carly Begin Their Wedding Night

Monday’s episode of General Hospital continued to set the stage for major payoffs in the long and winding road tale of everyone in Port Charles believing Sonny Corinthos (Maurice Benard) is dead.

Only now, with his memory in tact, Sonny is very much alive, no longer living as “Mike” in Nixon Falls. and back in the town which he ruled as the mob kingpin.  Problem is: his wife, Carly (Laura Wright) just got married to his best friend, Jason (Steve Burton) and they are about to have their first night together as newlyweds.  And without all the subplot and subtext, Sonny has no idea that they were first brought together to be a united front to save Sonny’s territory from the ‘Five Families’.  Only now, the two have admitted they truly are in-love with each other.

In story, after the bomb that went off was proven to kill mobsters Buscema and Novak, and not its intended target – the newlyweds – thanks to a double-cross from Ms. Wu – Jason, Carly, and Ms. Wu discuss Cyrus Renault’s (Jeff Kober) involvement and that Wu is happy for Jason and Carly.

 

At the wedding reception, Michael (Chad Duell) gives a touching speech about his mom and Jason and gives the official toast.  Later, Jason and Carly head out after Carly throws the bouquet which Willow (Katelyn MacMullen) catches.

Meanwhile, back in Nixon Falls, Sonny gets out of dodge and away from Nina (Cynthia Watros), thanks to Jax’s (Ingo Rademacher) plane, while Nina gets a visit from Valentin (James Patrick Stuart) and Anna (Finola Hughes), where she admits that Peter (Wes Ramsey) was in Nixon Falls, and caused the fire, and is going to go after Maxie (Kirsten Storms) and the baby.  She does not tell them what she did keeping Sonny away from his family for 9 months.

Anna and Peter split up to find Peter, and Peter’s exit ride hasn’t show up yet to get him out of Nixon Falls, so Anna catches him, gun drawn.

Later at the Corinthos home, Jason and Carly are alone together in the bedroom with wedding night jitters, but Jason says there is no rush as the two kiss, just as Sonny arrives home, smiles, looks around, sees photos of himself with Carly and the family, and heads upstairs!

Will Sonny find the two in each others arms and not tell then he is alive?  Will something call him away? Will Jason and Carly have sex? When will Nina get payback for all that she has done to Carly and Sonny?  Will Peter get away from Anna? Let us know your theories in the comment section below.

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Sonny Tells Nina He Knows Exactly Who He Is; Jason & Carly’s Wedding Comes to an Explosive Conclusion

Is it game over for Nina Reeves (Cynthia Watros), or does she have another trick up her sleeve to keep Sonny (Maurice Benard) to herself, now that he remembers who is he?

On Friday’s dramatic episode of General Hospital, “Mike” looks to be gone and Sonny has come back in full force complete with a super hero moment escaping from being trapped underneath the beam that had fallen on top of him inside the burning Tan-O.  Sonny makes his escape after inhaling so many fumes, that he needs medical attention and is rushed to the hospital with Nina going along with him.

Inside the hospital, once given the all clear, Phyllis (Joyce Guy) tells Nina, “Mike” is asking for her, while Jax (Ingo Rademacher) pleads to let the doctors handle this situation.  But, Nina heads inside the room to see Sonny.  Then came the dramatic moment that many GH fans were waiting for.  As Nina calls him “Mike, he rips off his oxygen mask in anger and says that his name is Sonny and he remembers everything!  Nina does a pivot, knowing she is caught, and says the name may have have been a fake one, but they cannot deny the way they feel about each other.  She tells him that she honestly loves him and Sonny defiantly tells her NOT to say that.  Meanwhile Jax confirms to Phyllis that Nina always knew that “Mike” was Sonny and hid it from her and Sonny for months!

Back in Port Charles, Jason (Steve Burton) and Carly’s (Laura Wright) wedding comes to a conclusion! No one interrupts the wedding and the two look lovingly at each other to start their new life together as husband and wife.

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After the ceremony, mobsters Ms. Wu, Vincent, and Charles have a moment where she says “be wary of tomorrow”.  Jason and Carly have a moment alone where Jason looks truly in love with Carly now and all of those feelings he had buried for years have now come back to the surface. How will this all play out when Sonny comes back into everyone’s lives, alive and well?

After the reception had ended, Jason and Carly get in their limo to drive away as newlyweds.  She asks Jason what Ms. Wu whispered in his ear at the reception, he says she confirmed something he already knew.  Meanwhile, Vincent and Charles get in their limo.  Charles shares the world is about to be a better place without Carly and Jason in it.

Next, Carly tells the driver to start the car, and we see a bomb device under a car and the chapel blown up as the show comes to its conclusion.

Our bet is that the Novak/Buscema car was blown to bits, not Jarly’s limo thanks to a Wu double-cross, but we shall see next week! Great performances from Maurice Benard, Cynthia Watros, Laura Wright, and Steve Burton throughout this one.

So, what did you think of the moment Sonny told Nina he remembered who he is? What did you think of Jason and Carly’s nuptials? What do you think will happen next? Share your thoughts and theories via the comment section below.

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