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

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.

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.

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

Stay safe get better soon we love you❤

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

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

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.

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

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

Where is Brenda at Vanessa Marcil?

Brenda needs to bring sonny home and expose everything

Jbolin
Say what??

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

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 the wise decision.

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

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

adjectiveMEDICINE

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

Example: PID. Men often have no symptoms, but can spread it to women during penetrative vaginal intercourse (unprotected). Women may also be asymptomatic, but will still suffer damage to their reproductive abilities, among other things.

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!

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 won’t take the chance of infecting anyone else.

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.

You’re incorrect. There are lots of times that people are asymptomatic yet still positive and even contagious. Sometimes people do not have symptoms initially, but then develop them as the disease progresses.

Think: which is the more dangerous idea if it’s incorrect — yours, or the asymptomatic COVID “lie”?

Typhoid Mary was wrong, too. She ignored experts’ advice, and killed people with her gross poop-hands.

Stop helping kill people with your poop ideas.

I’m…I’m not even mad anymore, just sad. So many if you are in denial, filling hospitals. I feel so helpless. I’m immune-suppressed and trapped. You’re the third person saying this nonsense and I can’t with it. Please just…just find good sources and not these online fringe colloidal silver shills.

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General Hospital Co-Stars Share Their Grief and Mourn the Loss of Johnny Wactor

There has been an outpouring of grief, sadness and remembrances for former General Hospital actor, Johnny Wactor (ex-Brando Corbin 2020-2022), who the world learned was shot and killed on Saturday in a senseless theft and act of gun violence.

As previously reported, Wactor was only 37-years-old. The incident, as told by Wactor’s mother to TMZ, which ultimately took his life, occurred when three individuals attempted to steal the catalytic converter from Johnny’s car. Once alerted to the situation. Wactor did not try to stop or interfere in the theft but the unidentified suspects shot him anyway and then got a way.

Many of Johnny’s former GH castmates took to social media in the last several hours with heartbreaking and touching words on the loss of Wactor. Here are just some below, and Michael Fairman TV will continue to update these remembrances as they are posted.

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Sofia Mattsson (Sasha) – My heart is so utterly broken… Johnny was the absolute best. So genuine. So caring. Incredibly hard working and humble. With a huge heart that spread so much kindness and joy. He always made sure everyone around him felt seen, heard and loved. I admire the man he was so much and I’m a better person for having known him. We shared so many special moments, both on and off screen, and I will forever cherish them deeply in my heart. You will be so incredibly missed Johnny… I’m sure you’re already busy taking care of everyone up there.”

Chad Duell (Michael): “Some POS scum taking the life of someone who’s making something of themselves, and an amazing person. So disgusting and infuriating. Don’t know what else to say.. just so wrong.”

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Jon Lindstrom (Kevin): “When the tears slow down, I am literally sick to my stomach at this news. Johnny was one of those rare young men in this business who was kind, unassuming, humble, and always thought about other people. A talented young guy who just wanted to share that talent with the world. I wish I had enough love to fill the hole that his loved ones must feel right now, but I know that’s impossible. Johnny will be missed on this plane. For a long time to come. R.I.P.”

Nancy Lee Grahn (Alexis): “An absolutely inconceivable, enraging & senseless tragedy. Johnny was a lovely man. Condolences to his family & friends. May they find eventual peace & may his memory be a blessing.”

Finola Hughes (Anna): “Gutted…. 🕊️ sending my deepest condolences to his family 🤍 I feel I must add to this post. The shock is so terrible, for such a genuine young man to be taken so violently. I am incredibly sad for his family. He was a very hardworking person, kind and extremely respectful to his fellow cast members. I am so sorry for his loss 🤍 Johnny Wactor xxx”

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Kirsten Storms (Maxie): “I’m in a state of disbelief and complete sadness. I don’t typically do posts like this, but Johnny was such a special person and it feels important (for me) to put these words out there. To Johnny’s mother and family, I am so sorry for your loss. I can’t imagine what you must be feeling right now. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Johnny was one of those rare “real individuals” that you almost never come across. I was fortunate enough to have some really good conversations with him where we discussed things I don’t typically open up about. For some reason, we talked about the deep stuff. He was a safe space for those conversations and, in turn, he would talk about his life. He genuinely cared about people and their journeys in life. During his time on GH I witnessed him work hard and truly have respect for every single person in our building. I just cannot believe that his life was stolen from him the way it was. My heart hurts. RIP Johnny”

Bonnie Burroughs (ex-Gladys): “I am heartbroken and sickened by this terrible loss. Johnny I love you. My heart breaks for your real mom and your whole family. The world is darker now.”

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Ashton Arbab (ex-Dev): “Absolutely heartbroken while typing this. Johnny Wactor was not only my tv dad for more than 25 episodes on General Hospital but he was a great human, a kind soul, an inspiration and a one of a kind actor. May your soul rest in peace. Heaven gained an Angel.”

Perry Chen (Brad): Johnny Wactor was a beautiful, beautiful soul. So talented. As you can see from the promo clip, always up for anything. Funny as all heck. Fit as all hell but also loved ice cream and ate all the junk I did as well. We all were cheated of many years with him.

Kelly Thiebaud (ex-Britt):  “Johnny Wactor, you were one of the good ones. I’m so sorry this happened to you. RIP”

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William deVry (ex-Julian): “Honestly, words can’t begin 2 express the sadness with which 2 convey my feelings towards losing another GH Alum. The senselessness of this lose is beyond description. Johnny was such a good guy. Really horrible. RIP Johnny Wactor & much love & comfort to those who loved him.”

Laura Wright (Carly): “In shock. My heart breaks for Johnny’s family. You were an incredible man.”

Kathleen Gati (Obrecht): Another talented, kind and generous General Hospital colleague gone too soon. Deepest condolences to the family, friends, colleagues and fans of Johnny Wactor.”

Cynthia Watros (Nina): “What a kind soul. We lost an amazing man.”

The official General Hospital social media accounts on X and Instagram shared: “The entire General Hospital family is heartbroken to hear of Johnny Wactor’s untimely passing. He was truly one of a kind and a pleasure to work with each and every day. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his loved ones during this difficult time.”

What do you think about some of the remembrances of Johnny Wactor as shared by his former GH co-stars and friends af learning he was shot and killed? Comment below.

 

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‘General Hospital’ Favorite Johnny Wactor Dead at 37

Former General Hospital cast member, Johnny Wactor (ex-Brando Corbin), has died. Wactor’s mother, Scarlett confirmed to TMZ, that her son passed away early Saturday morning on May 25th. He was 37-years-old.

The details surrounding Johnny’s death are harrowing. He was reportedly shot and killed in downtown Los Angeles after three unidentified suspects were allegedly seen trying to steal a catalytic converter from his car,” shared Scarlett. She was also told Johnny didn’t try to fight or stop them. However, the men shot him anyway before taking off and fleeing the scene of the crime.

According to police reports, the paramedics rushed to the scene just after 3 AM PT, but Wactor died on his way to the hospital. At this time, police have not shared the description of the three suspects, but Johnny’s mother, is hoping they will be found soon.

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Wactor made his GH debut in 2020 as Brando and was the son of Gladys Corbin (Bonnie Burroughs). Brando fell in love with Sasha Gilmore ( got married and then the couple lost their premature son, Liam, which tore them both apart. In 2022, Brando was killed by the serial killer, The Hook, which turned to be Heather Webber (Alley Mills).

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One of Johnny’s first acting credits was in 2007 on Lifetime’s Army Wives. He later starred as Johnny in NBC’s Siberia, a supernatural drama filmed in the reality competition series vein. He also had several dramatic guest-starring roles in series such as: Criminal Minds, NCIS, Station 19 and more. As well, on the film side, Wactor had a featured role in 2016’s USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage, a World War II drama starring Nicolas Cage and Tom Sizemore. More recently (in 2024), he starred as Marcus in Dead Talk Tales: Volume I.  Wactor was also seen in several national commercials.

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Johnny is survived by his mother and younger brothers, Grant and Lance.

Share your thoughts and condolences for Johnny’s family, and please share your heartfelt remembrances of Johnny, who tragically is now gone too soon, via the comment section below.  Michael Fairman TV will continue to update this developing story.

 

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General Hospital’s Michael Easton Delivers the ‘Power Performance of the Week’

Last week over several episodes, General Hospital, handed the ball to one of their longstanding MVP’s Michael Easton (Finn), and he took it all the way in for a touchdown. The backdrop was the lead up to, and then the heartbreaking death of Finn’s father, Gregory Chase (played by Gregory Harrison), and its aftermath.

Through it all, Easton gave every scene its weight, made every scene compelling, and brought us, and we are certain many viewers, to tears throughout it. There is no question come Emmy-time 2025, this is one of the performances that must be remembered, and Michael has the scenes for his reel to back that up.

The set-up was coming off of Finn’s brother, Chase’s (Josh Swickard) wedding to Brook Lynn Quartermaine (Amanda Setton). Gregory asked the nuptials be a bit fast-tracked to ensure he could be present for it, for he was suffering from the illness for which there is no cure, ALS.  At the wedding reception, Finn slipped and took a sip of a glass of champagne, which began to break his seven years of sobriety.

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Once back from the reception, Finn and his dad, have the ultimate father/son talk, knowing they are on borrowed time. Finn and Gregory have also had a very strained relationship at one point; due to both’s involvement with Jackie Templeton. But with all that behind them, and in the present, Gregory was able to tell Finn how proud he was of him, and Finn said the same to his dad. There were tears, we all bawled, and then it was time to get Gregory ready for bed. Due to his symptoms from ALS, Gregory needs help getting undressed. Finn helps out his dad, before telling him goodnight. Gregory flashes back to his life and seemingly falls asleep, but he never wakes up.

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The next morning, Finn finds him cold and dead in his bed and sits on the floor at his dad’s bedside and weeps. Overwhelmed and alone, Finn pours himself a drink from the bottle left as a gift by the Cerullos. He has now lost his sobriety, completely. Things get even tougher for Finn when his daughter, Violet (Jophielle Love) comes home from school and he has to tell her that her grandfather died. He also had to call his brother, who was about to leave on his honeymoon, and tell him the bad news.

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After having a bit more to drink, Elizabeth (Rebecca Herbst) stops by and they have an argument over his drinking and his unwillingness to let her take Violet with her for the night, which puts a strain in their relationship. Later, when Chase and Brook Lynn show up they can both see that Finn hit the bottle. When Chase finally gets some one-on-one time with his brother, he is able to get through to him.

While mourning the loss of his father, Finn realizes he needs to get cleaned up and get to a meeting. For Finn, as he recounted, having to witness the paramedics taking Gregory’s lifeless body with them was something no son wants to see and was more they could bear.

It was all heart-wrenching, beat by beat. Easton gave us all the layers and complexities and took us inside what Finn was feeling and how he was trying to cope with this terrible loss and tragedy. For all of these reasons, and those cited above, Michael Fairman TV names Michael Easton’s work, the Power Performance of the Week.

Now let us know, do you agree with our pick of Michael Easton for his work on GH for ‘Power Performance’ honors? And what moment from the episodes discussed above really brought you to tears the most? Comment below.

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