Photo Credit: Kathy Hutchins
If you woke up this morning, you may have seen the touching message posted from soap opera favorite, Michael Easton (John, GH) from his facebook page. And now what many have been concerned about has come to pass. Due to the legal issues surrounding the usage of original One Life to Live character John McBain, Michael Easton’s time at General Hospital has come to a halt! Just how this will play out in the end between Prospect Park and ABC remains to be seen. But for now it certainly looks like McBain cannot be part of the Port Charles canvas.
Easton posted a message alerting fans not to send birthday gifts to him at General Hospital’s Hollywood studios because as of now his last tape date at GH is February 8th. Here is the post below!
“I heard a rumor of some lovely people who were going to stop by the studio for a certain riff raff’s birthday. Some others who wanted to deliver a cake. Even more wonderful folks who wanted to send cards and treats and I want you to know I am incredibly humbled by these gestures but unfortunately I will not be around to enjoy them. I’ve been informed, that due to some ongoing legal this and that, I cannot be at “General Hospital” after February 8th and since I know many of you go to great trouble to do something special, I just don’t want to see anybody’s efforts go to waste (especially the lovely person who always sneaks in the fine Irish Whiskey). If it’s not too bold, may I suggest a donation to The American Cancer Society instead. Then some good will have come out of this.
Didn’t mean to upset anybody, was just trying to address the birthday stuff. Honestly not sure what the future holds but I think it’s going to take some time and some very bright people to resolve it. Thank you again for all your kindness and support. …Miss you guys already. Michael”
So what do you think of the news soapers? Upset that Michael cannot tape any more episodes for now at GH? Are you hoping that Michael shows up on the new One Life to Live? Do you want something to be worked out for Easton to appear on both shows? Would you rather have Michael on GH as Caleb the Vampire, if that is the only way he could be part of the canvas? How would you like to see this contractual predicament settled? Weigh-in on this huge conundrum!