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Kirsten Storms Posts Statement As To The Reason Behind Her Temporary Departure From GH

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All of us adore the one and only Kirsten Storms, who has made General Hospital’s Maxie Jones such a beloved and memorable character.  When the news broke late last week that Storms was taking a temporary leave from the ABC daytime drama series, and being replaced in the short term by former DAYS star Molly Burnett, of course, her loyal and passionate fans were concerned as to the reason.

Now over Memorial Day weekend, Storms addressed her fans on Twitter, with a very heartfelt message letting them in on what has been going on.  Here are the sentiments shared in Kirsten’s tweet:  “Tweeters, First, thank you for the outpouring of love & support.  I appreciate the positive messages I have received.  Second, yes, I’m taking a little break from work due to some skin issues I’ve been having. The dr’s say my breakouts are due to stress, but shouldn’t take too long to get under control. (I can say that I’m on the better end of it now) However, it was becoming too difficult for GH to coverup. And we all know in this biz appearance is important. In the meantime I look forward to seeing Molly (Burnett) on screen as I take the next few weeks to heal.  Again – thanks for the love and you will see me again in no time!”

On-Air On-Soaps looks forward to Storms return as Molly Burnett keeps Maxie’s story running in her absence.

What did you think of Kirsten’s message to her fans? Glad she shared her situation with you? Comment below.

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tskyent
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tskyent

It’s sad after 3 years it’s over…Due to that God has a plain for you..Hang in there…This too shall pass

Chris
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Chris

Kirsten Storms isn’t leaving GH for good! She’s only taking a few weeks off from playing Maxie (while Molly Burnett is her temporary recast) to recover from her skin condition!

rebecca1
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rebecca1

I think tskyent was referring to her marriage, not GH

Ces
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Ces

I think it’s sweet she shares so much. We probably don’t need to know so much. I’m glad she just needs a break a bit …. not something GH is forcing upon her (I hope!). Get well soon — take care of yourself and come back!!!

STILL don’t think they should have brought Claudette into the fold yet; not until KS is ready to goto battle with her.
STILL don’t think Molly Burnett is a suitable replacement either!

Victor
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Victor

Molly Burnett is a terrific actress, she will do fine as Maxie.

Ces
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Ces

If she’s terrific, then I’d like to know what horrible is. I seen her “terrific” stuff on Days. OY!

blake
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blake

Lol true Ces. yikes!

Kevin
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Kevin

I agree with you Victor. Molly is a wonderful actress. In my opinion Kirsten, is a nice lady, but her acting is average. Not good but not horrible. Get well Kirsten. Molly Burnett you will do a great job as Maxie, I am looking forward to see you on GH.

Jimh(leave it to beaver)
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Jimh(leave it to beaver)

I agree…Claudette should not appear until KS appears…like i said before its not a story im interseted in and could be an epic fail with someone else playing Maxie !!!

Ces
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Ces

agreed Jim!!

Harry
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Harry

I am not familiar with Molly Burnett’s work but I still maintain it’s ridiculous to recast for such a short duration. They can easily write Maxie off for a few months and hold off on the Claudette story.

Kelly
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Kelly

So happy for you Jim, you finally married your boyfriend. Congrats.

Soaphound
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Soaphound

You said it, Ces. Bad enough we have to endure another love triangle (or quadrangle if Maxie keeps flirting with Griffin) but with yet ANOTHER new face? Can we at least dump Valerie, Jordan, Andre, Nurse Amy (who seems to be just a Rebel Wilson wannabe), Rachel……Shall I go on!?

Ces
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Ces

Agreed Soaphound!
With as many cast members at GH has, you’d think they would have been able to fill seats at the Nurses Ball!

Celia
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Celia

Gosh, you’re right, Soaphound. It was killing me not grasping who this Amy reminded me of….Rebel. Oh, WOW!!!! I agree with all the characters you want gone. Andre is just too smooth, for my taste. But, I do love Curtis. He’s got that bad-boy thing going on. And, Jordan? I am still on the fence about her…..the character is too big for her culottes. I can take her or leave her. Valerie is irrelevant, at this point. However, I doubt Jordan and Andre are going anywhere. The sidelong , hungry glances between Anna and Andre are awash with breathless promises.… Read more »

Mateo
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Mateo

I know that life is a stressful thing. I imagine living your life under the public eye is equally difficult. May the issues that Kirsten is going through heal quickly and bring her back to the fold. I love her character. I won’t be mean and say what my honest thoughts are on her temporary replacement but I will say that the choice GH made is shameful. That is all I will say. My sentiments will get my response eliminated i am sure. I just hope the change is extremely short. Get well Kirsten

davlestev1
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davlestev1

Mateo I used to think my responses were targeted but they weren’t.. Like with anything in business entertainment or otherwise it’s a lot of responses to a lot of different topics to filter and no doubt every now and then I’ve been bugged by not seeing my post.. Of course my high minded attitude and response has to do with some of them lol but it’s taught me to be a better poster and mull over what I have to say before sending it out there.. MichaelFairmanonAironSoaps is in my opinion the best daytime/primetime site for all passionate fans.. No… Read more »

Celia
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Celia

Awwww, Mateo. Your responses are tame and respectful, I assure you.

su0000
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su0000

ohh my gorsh..
All the ”gossip theories” I read about why she had left, and they were a great many from divorce and a breakdown and on and on the gossip went, and it is do to a rash..LOL

KansasGuest
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KansasGuest

It isn’t gossip that she’s getting a divorce. That’s fact. They released a statement about that a few months ago. Divorce is usually stressful to a family that has a young child. Hence the related health issues – because of stress.

su0000
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su0000

I know that.. her divorcing is not the reason she took a leave of absence.

Rebecca1
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Rebecca1

Kansas is saying that divorce is very stressful and that stress is creating the skin condition. If we are to take Kirsten at her word… divorce equals stress equals rash.

davlestev1
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davlestev1

REALLY Mz.Storms.. who allowed her to post that.. If that isn’t a load of bs I don’t know what is.. Good luck with your contract negotiations.. Just like Tyler.. You know that’s what this break is all about.. It ain’t about no huge talking pimple.. GURL..BYE FELICIA!

Brian
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Brian

I’ll tell you what is a load of BS, your post.

davlestev1
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davlestev1

Understand where I’m coming from and it’s truly not a place of offense or rudeness

patty
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patty

RUDE

Harry
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Harry

Dave is not rude or full of BS and I frankly appreciate anyone who points out that there might be an elephant sitting in the middle of the living room.
There were some far more nefarious comments posted on the other blog pertaining to KS’s temporary departure (which have subsequently removed).
Dave is not personally blasting KS but intimating that has more to do with contract negotiations than it does a rash.

KansasGuest
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KansasGuest

Written like someone who has ZERO understanding of what stress can do. Stress doesn’t just cause pimples. It can also cause widespread rashes & hives all over the body; not just the face. Storms doesn’t specify what she’s had. But, anyone who has had hives knows how unbearable they can be, and they often cannot be covered up. In fact, covering them up with clothing or makeup irritates the skin more & will make it worse.

davlestev1
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davlestev1

I have suffered hives once as a reaction to a chemical used by a company in my home.. I have also suffered some frightful stress at varying points… She’s sitting there trying to say no one wants to see a rash or pimples or whatever she said and I don’t buy it… Her publicist put those words in her mouth. I firmly believe as a result of becoming a mother Kirsten stepped up and long ago conquered her demons.. It’s contract negotiations and she and Tyler are holding out and that’s that.. Furthermore.. Someone gets a cast.. A crutch.. Written… Read more »

Harry
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Harry

Ha! Dave, you are hilarious and probably right.

davlestev1
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davlestev1

I mean the name of the show is General Hospital so use that to educate people on this type of stress complication instead of sitting back like it’s the worst.. It isn’t..

Jimh(leave it to beaver)
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Jimh(leave it to beaver)

Maxie could have had a mental breakdown because of her pimple brought on by the news of Claudettes arrival in PC and Mac and Felicia take her to group counseling for people with similar devastating disfigurements but is it a pimple or is Finn secretly turning Maxie into a lizard-lol

Harry
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Harry

Bah ha ha! Jim, you are so damn funny.

su0000
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su0000

She made her statement, telling why– that is that.
I say, OK.
I have no need to to put my nose or my 2cents in her personal business and life, not my place to be.
The woman has a rash, she will return.

k/kay
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k/kay

Wondering if anyone really cares why she is off the screen leave it alone you really don’t want to know what is going on! Let’s all move on

k/kay
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k/kay

It’s called nose candy and we have been thru this before move on

k/kay
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k/kay

Leave it alone !

davlestev1
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davlestev1

As we look at other posts where your nose was ALL in this lol bye Felecia.. Su0000 lol don’t even try it

k/kay
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k/kay

By the way I liove sarcasm Dave so bring it on! Everybody who watches the show knows the gossip last time she left she was gone over a year! Personally much ado about nothing the character has never meant zip to me, I don’t care why she is off the canvas I just don’t see the need for a recast for her or Tyler sloppy writing! However the word on the street is the writers are on their way out! I wish her no ill will and hope all goes well. This is Hollywood and if they snap a nail… Read more »

Harry
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Harry

Hey Jim–If the bearded lizard who plays Roxie gets sick, do you think they will they find a temporary replacement?

Celia
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Celia

Oh, Jimmy, please stop!!!! Cracking up here!!!! You’re the best. An episode on pimples, no less….that should be good….MAXIE turning into a lizard. Oh, God!!

Rebecca1
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Rebecca1

K/Kay…if by nose candy you mean cocaine that is NOT why Kirsten was on medical leave for a year; she had endometriosis. And, soaps are not part of Hollywood (which refers to the film industry) although GH is filmed IN Hollywood (unless that’s what you meant).

Kay
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Kay

I am glad it is something treatable. I am glad she is honest and open with her fans. That is very commendable of her.

Nancy L. King
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Nancy L. King

I am glad she shared that with us. I send her positive healing thoughts and prayers. I know she will be better in no time. Take good care of yourself. We Love you.

Patty
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Patty

Get well soon, you will be missed and!!

Melissa
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Melissa

So she’s leaving because of acne? Really?

Shell
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Shell

Might not be an acne breakout. Might be stress hives. I know someone who gets them when she’s stressed. My guess is it is not just limited to Kirsten’s face. I wouldn’t be surprised if it’s also happening on the arms and neck, etc. Putting make up on it often just makes it worse.

Melissa
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Melissa

Very true. I should have been more charitable with my comment.

Melissa
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Melissa

And I feel doubly bad after having seen today’s GH (Thursday, June 2). Kirsten looked like she was wearing heavy amounts of make-up today. She looked good but it was clearly more foundation than usual and her complexion looked really different. I wish her a speedy recovery.

Rebecca1
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Rebecca1

I saw that too Melissa. She seemed to have a lot of pancake makeup on. Her complexion is usually so bright, dewy, peaches and cream. I also noticed she had her hair covering a lot of her face.

Celia
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Celia

Not acne, Melissa. This is an honest-to-goodness real malady. Anyone who has had hives, a rash of any kind, knows what it entails. The itching can drive anyone batty….the constant scratching and scratch marks painfully annoying. No, not acne where one can just put Clearasil on it.

JoAnne Opava
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JoAnne Opava

so happy she let us know thank you rest and get better love and miss u can’t wait till u come back JoAnne

4ever DAYS
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4ever DAYS

I hope it’s not her costar making her skin crawl.

rebecca1
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rebecca1

The only way Ryan Paevy would make someone’s skin crawl would be in the best possible way…tingles, chills….

Tim S.
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Tim S.

I am okay with her posting that. Glad to know of a reason why she is no filming. As a fan of the show we like to hear at least something. At this time I will choose to believe her….

Shell
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Shell

Bless her heart. June 2nd’s episode her face looked heavily covered with an opaque mixture. The studio lights caused it to look very white and it didn’t match her neck. Best wishes for her to have this behind her and returning to work soon.

ck
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ck

there is a reason why Bree is debuting in July instead of debuting earlier. We will see the Claudette and Maxie battle from the beginning with THE RIGHT PLAYERS! Remember, Kristen informed us this is just “a couple weeks”

k/kay
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k/kay

I don’t know why they could have just written her out for a bit so now viewers will be watching three newbies telling a story that no one cares about. If she felt she need to tweet about her absence fine but frankly none of our business. Let’s hope their is a show to come back to.

Melissa
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Melissa

Maybe a negotiating tactic on ABC’s part for both Kirsten and Tyler. Maybe it’s ABC’s way of saying, “Hey if we can replace you temporarily we can also do it permanently.”

JUDY VLCEKK
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JUDY VLCEKK

Hi Kristen,

Thank for telling the reason you will not be on GH for awhile.
Will miss you and looking forward to your return.

Mo
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Mo

I guess they couldn’t write it into the storyline. Hope she gets better.

Ina Young
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Ina Young

Health comes first. Take care.
Love you on G.H. come back soon.
Ina

nicholas
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nicholas

glad she did . however the show is General hospital and i think it would have been wise to include her skin problems in the storyline . it ‘s a missed opportunity to tell an interesting story and educate the audience especially in regards of health issues . GH would have been the perfect platform .

Susan from Brooklyn, n.y.
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Susan from Brooklyn, n.y.

Hi kirsten, I hope you are doing much better. It is a bit hard seeing ur character played by someone else. You are one of a kind. Hope to see you back soon. Try vitamin E cream. How’s Harper? I’m sure that she loves having you home.. see you again soon. :* ♡ ♡

Janelle Clanton
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Janelle Clanton

I knew Maxie was taking a leave but wondered why she was still on as of today. Maybe it was recorded a few weeks ago. Don’t know.

Shelly
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Shelly

Celebrities are not immune from life’s traumas. Unfortunately our reactions manifests in our bodies in various forms. Enjoy your break Kirsten! Get some rest and enjoy your family.

elizabeth
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elizabeth

I kind of had a feeling it was due to stress. She used to post a lot on instagram and tweet a lot until the news of her divorce came out. Then everything pretty much stopped. I am glad she came forward with this and GH is behind her. However, don’t know why Tyler has not come out with anything yet. Im thinking his really is contact negotiations because he has not addressed anything.
On the other hand I have seen Molly on Days and I agree she is awful:(. Kirsten hurry back!

Katzie
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Katzie

Kirsten, and anyone else suffering from acne: go and buy a bottle of Colloidal Silver at a Health Food store. If the acne is severe, put some in a mister/mini-sprayer and then let air dry – as well as soaking a cotton round in it and placing over the worst areas for 20 mins, while relaxing. You’ll be pleasantly surprised at how fast it works!!

Harry
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Harry

Gee, thank you Katzie.

Janelle Clanton
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Janelle Clanton

I knew Maxie had skin issues so thought that awful hair covering part of her face was needed. But what about Elizabeth’s hair today. What a mess. Hopefully this isn’t the start of a new hairstyle trend. I don’t really care about the latest long styles of today. They all look the same. Time for a change.

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