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Steve Burton and Bradford Anderson Share Disagreement with Each Other Over Vaccine Mandate; Will Continue ‘Stone Cold and the Jackal’ Shows In 2022

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On the latest episode of their That’s Awesome podcast with Steve and Bradford, released over the Thanksgiving holiday, General Hospital’s Bradford Anderson (Spinelli) and Steve Burton (Ex-Jason Morgan) took some moments to address how Steve’s decision to not adhere to the ABC and GH Covid-19 vaccine mandate (which caused the two-time Daytime Emmy-winning star to be let go from the show) would affect their live shows, podcasts, content moving forward, as well as if it has caused a riff in their friendship.

When addressing listeners of the podcast, Anderson shared the the two would continue on with their projects, but that he disagreed with Burton’s decision to not follow the GH vaccine mandate.

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Bradford expressed: “If you know us, and know are brand, if you will, it’s built on friendships, and like all friends, we have disagreements.  I disagree with Steve’s decision and he knows that. But over are years of friendships, we have had plenty of discussions about this and other topics, and sometimes we agree and sometimes we don’t, but at the end of the day we are still friends.”

Steve added: “We usually don’t get into decisive things on the show.  Look, I have a right to believe in what I want, and you have a right to believe in what you want, and that’s what makes this country great and we have never been about division.”  In addition, Steve was clear that he has not agreed to any interviews at this time on the subject of his exit, and that he is already moving on, sharing: “I am just grateful for my time at General Hospital and the people and the friendships I have made there, especially with the fans.  I have had an incredible life. Listen, I’m OK. I’m at peace. I ‘m moving forward and I am excited about it.  Like I said in my video, when one door closes, multiple doors open, and that’s what happened already.  I’ve gotten a lot of requests for interviews that I don’t want to do, because I don’t want division … that’s the bottom line.”

Look for Anderson and Burton to hit the road in 2022 and continue with their successful Stone Cold and the Jackal live comedy show and appearances.

What did you think about how Steve and Bradford addressed their disagreement on the vaccine mandate within the podcast? Will you be seeing Steve and Bradford live if they come to your town in 2022? Comment below.

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If I were Bradford, I’d be wearing a mask when I am around Steve.

Agree

Wearing a mask protects the person around you more than it protects the individual wearing it.

Really??? A mask??? The masks are not effective!!! … as for abc… I’m so sick of that network…. First they were in bed with playboy and Disney… And now this….I really wish Steve the best…. And as a believer I KNOW THAT THE BLESSINGS THAT HE WILL RECEIVE FROM GOD WILL BE PHENOMENAL!!… abc network is trash… General hospital is the only show that I watch on that network

I agree 100% with your thoughts. I’ve been tempted several times to stop watching GH because of all the stupid changes in past year. I’ve been watching GH since the 70’s. Besides look at how many people have dropped dead from the van or is extremely ill from taking it.

True but Steve gets tested all the time

Steve has “natural immunity” which is the best. He had CV-19.

That’s stupid if you really believe in the vaccines then you should not have anything to worry about, Steve should be the only one that could get covid, but maybe the vaccines are not a protection at all

Let me guess what happens… Jason is presumed dead for a few months but was really saved by Victor or someone else. It’s Cassadine Island after all, there’s always someone coming out of the woodwork. He was badly injured so he needed facial reconstructive surgery, and will now look like Trevor St. John (if the rumors are true).

But wait! In a few years time, either Steve decides to get vaccinated or the mandate is lifted and the “real” Jason is allowed to return, setting the stage for a reveal that Trevor’s Jason is really… Franco! Very much alive, with his memories wiped and Jason’s inserted, like what was done with Drew. Hell, Franco already had Drew’s memories for a little while, so why not Jason’s too?

And the irony of it all will be that Trevor St. John, who took over Todd on OLTL from Roger for years, will now be taking over another of Roger’s characters on GH. It all comes full circle!

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Iam hoping that Britt will get a pick and shovel and go looking for Jason.Thats what Sam would have done,and I think Britt has strong feelings for him which will not let her take his “death” lying down.

LOL, can I just say dios mio! this is all to much, but hey I’m glad Bradford and Steve reveal they disagree because I think that’s the way it is all over w/ families and friends. Thats just the reality, and yes its unfortunate but its real. I don’t like Ingo and Steve being turn Into the bad guys here even though I’m all for the vaccine. I’m just gonna keep praying for this bad nightmare to go away. plus, I feel like no show should revolve around one actor or character, the show has plenty of guys so it should just go on. I’m not a fan of replacement but for Jason to be “dead”. again is for storyline reason convincing again. As for Jax, the character has left before and come back so no need to recast since Jax storyline really wasn’t going nowhere.

Two things we never need to see on GH again:

Franco – in any form, for any reason.

Any more OLTL pets – particularly any with any connection to Todd Manning.

Satan – We may see Trevor St John take over the role of Jason. The OLTL “pets” are very good at what they do.

I think they’re going to skip the reconstructive surgery. It’ll just be a new actor, like CM replacing BM, or any of the Carly changes. The surgery for BM to replace SB was for story purposes. As for SB coming back, yep I bet that’ll happen. He did it before and eventually he’ll need a paycheck. He can say what he wants about one door closing another opening, but he’s not going to get the work with the steady pay that he’s assuredly used to! As for TSJ becoming Franco. That ship has sailed. With Tony Geary retired and Franco dead, GH wants to be out of the business of glorifying rapists.

TVJeff- SB, at this point, can only come back to GH if he is fully vaccinated. Y&R may already be talking to SB about a comeback. The question will be how Eric Braeden will react to working with unvaccinated SB.

LmAo…. Who did Franco rape?

Sam Morgan & (indirectly) Michael Corinthos. And no, I don’t accept the retcon “magic DVD” dragonshit that ReRon came up with to claim these things never happened.

And of course, if you look beyond that to see the fact that Frodd was really just Todd Manning using the name of the dead serial killer… well everybody knows his history. OLTL never aired in Hell, but yeah… we got clips of that story somehow.

I will not go see an unvaccinated performer… however steve did make Disney fire him.., I don’t think he’s a victim…& he didn’t insult his fans and coworkers like ingo … steve could work again ingo not so much!

Ingo and Antonio Sabato Jr will probably tour together!

Not likely. Antonio has been reduced to doing really bad religious fundaMENTAList propaganda movies. Don’t think Ingo’s that desperate yet.

Tiresome conversation

Team Steve and Ingo all the way!! I hope others follow suit!

JJ- NO ACTOR is completely irreplaceable. Others on GH will follow suit ONLY if they want to lose their jobs. Disney made a corporate decision to require that all those people working for Disney, ABC etc be fully vaccinated.

ABC DOES NOT HAVE THE AUTHORITY TO DECLARE MARSHALL LAW.. no employer does… the whole reason that COVID IS A PROBLEM IS BECAUSE PEOPLE GET SICK… go to work!!! Why??? Because their employers threaten to fire them, or treat them so badly that they will eventually quit!!!… I own a Preschool in FL AND NO MATTER HOPE SICK CHILDREN ARE… most working parents still try to drop them off…. But we are not allowed to accept them if they show signs of being sick…the problem with Covid is that the symptoms are not always there…

You’re in Florida? Hey got a question for you….

Where’s MoRon DeathSentence? He hasn’t been seen in a really long time. Rumor here in Hell is that he’s a victim of his own idiotic Covid denial policies, and that we should expect his arrival down here in Hell shortly.

Either that or he’s “hiking the Appalachian trail” with his old pal Mark Sanford.

Satan, your wit is off the charts! To think this “MoRon” might actually run for president is quite scary. As governor, he is in WAY over his head. As a Floridian, I am thrilled when this so-called governor has a low profile because he is typically saying something so stupid, so anti-science, so pandering, so Trump-like (even with the idiotic, accordion-like hand gestures that no other human performs), so despicable, so mean-spirited, so authoritarian — you get my drift. To Hell with him!

Forcing people to be vaccinated is pure evil

I’m disappointed in Steve and won’t go to see him.

Disappointed in Steve Burton and won’t go see him.
I’m sure he’ll lose sleep over that

I don’t agree with Steve, but he is bowing out as the class act he has always been

Eventually. Stubborn Stever will return..
He was making good money.
Needed money.
No matter where he’d go for acting work (that’s what he does, act) there will still be the required vaccination.
Without being vaccinated there will be no acting work for him.
Being vaccinated is required at most jobs.
What’s he going to do, deliver pizzas?
He will return to GH- wait for it..
(bills will become due)

The other 3 soaps do not have the vaccine mandate that GH has, and the mandates have been suspended for other types of work places due to the winning of several recent court cases. Freedom is being restored!

By the way if the vaccines actually protect you from getting or dying from covid, and you are fully vaccinated, why would you be afraid of someone who chooses not to be vaccinated? Did you ever consider that you’ve been duped & they don’t actually work like some folks would have you believe?

GH is the only one making it mandatory. He has a job already. If this vaccine really worked why would you have to get so many boosters?

We should all be so OVER this subject. The actors have a right to not take the vaccine as one also has a right to take the vaccine. But it will be GH’s loss…period.

Cib- this is where SB learns that GH does not revolve around him and that he is not irreplaceable. Y&R might take him back. You forgot to add that fully vaccinated actors have the right NOT to work with unvaccinated actors.

He never thought it did get over your pathetic self and try to think outside the box! Now when you are locked in your home because some idiot who is getting wealthy off this virus then cry to us ! Meanwhile life will go on Burton never attacked anyone he said his peace and moved on it is a soap opera leave the man alone .

Felt sorry for Spinelli today when Sonny told him the news about Jason. Maybe he needs a new love interest to occupy his mind and time.

Spinelli doesn’t need a “new” love interest. He needs the one he’s still in love with… who happens to be the mother of his child.

And while he’s not a violent guy by nature, nobody could really blame him if he broke one of his orange soda bottles & dragged the jagged remains across Whiny Heiny’s throat.

Burton is waiting it out. They are no recasting because I think they know he will get vaccinated at some point in the next few months and will be back. They are just keeping it quiet. If I were GH I would recast role and this time not give it back to him is he wants to come back. Any other job if you leave and are replaced, they don’t fire your replacement if you want to come back.

I do disagree on Steve’s decision not to get vaccinated i I hope if he gets omicron he will be ok. But at the end of the day they can be friends. They love going on the road. I saw then and it was so much fun. These to are such nice ppl. Ppl can agree to disagree which make an awesome friendship.

If stonecold and the jackal show requires people to be fully vaccinated or a negative test within 24 hours. How can they require that when Steve Burton is not vaccinated? No one should attend their shows.

Yes I agree with Steve. I didn’t take the vaccine and will not take it. I have had Covid three times now. Each time it hits me less seriously.

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Steve Burton’s ‘General Hospital’ Return Previews Jason Has Blood on His Hands

Monday, March 4th is the day that Steve Burton returns to General Hospital in the pivotal role of Jason Morgan. The story of Jason’s re-emergence on the canvas has been kept under wraps.

However, PEOPLE has a first-look photo, and in it, Jason has blood on his hand. Not only does he have crimson on him, but he is dressed in black and standing behind a dumpster.

When viewers last saw Jason it was back in November of 2021, when a tunnel collapsed on him as he was attempting to save his brother Drew (Cameron Mathison). For the past two plus years, every one in Port Charles has believed that Jason had died.

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Burton’s initial run as Jason was from from 1991 till 2012. After exiting and signing on with Y&R to play Dylan McAcoy, the actor eventually returned to the daytime drama that was his home in 2017. Later, during the Covid-19 pandemic, he was let go from the series by the end of 2021 for not adhering to the Disney/ABC vaccine mandates at that time.

While away from GH, he rejoined the cast of Days of our Lives in 2023, resuming his original soap role of Harris Michaels that he played in 1988 and the year prior on the Peacock limited-series Days of our Lives: Beyond Salem Chapter Two. With the tape schedule well ahead of streaming, Burton will be doing double duty for a short term, where fans can catch him on DAYS, and now on GH.

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Previously, Burton said on his upcoming GH storyline, “I got to talk to the head writers. This story is going to be sick. It’s gonna be awesome. So, make sure you keep watching, because the pieces of the puzzle are gonna be fit for when I return.”

Fans should also make sure to catch today’s Friday, March 1st episode of GH as Jason’s return story begins to unfold.

So, what do you think will be how Jason returns to GH starting next week on all-new episodes of GH? Comment below.

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‘General Hospital’ Reignites Scott’s Feud with Sonny Over His Past Misdeeds of His Late Daughter, Karen Wexler

In what now seems like many moons ago, Sonny Corinthos (Maurice Benard) was a small-time mobster who owned a strip club in Port Charles. He enticed a young Karen Wexler (Cari Shayne) to work as a stripper at the Paradise Lounge.

But things got worse from there! Sonny convinced Karen that stripping was her idea, and he eventually got her hooked on drugs and into his bed!

Karen’s father, Scott Baldwin (Kin Shriner) has never forgotten what Sonny did Karen and for years wanted to take him down when he was the D.A. Fast-forward and on Wednesday’s February 28th episode of GH, Scott visited Karen’s gravesite on her birthday.

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However, Scott had a visitor at the gravesite when John “Jagger” Cates also showed up to pay respects to his ex-wife.  This was the first time Scott laid eyes on the new incarnation of “Jagger’ on-screen as played by Adam J. Harrington.

Scott realizes he might have an ally to put the screws to Sonny after John reveals the pain and sorrow he still has over what Sonny did to Karen. Speaking to his former son-in-law about the break-up of his daughter’s marriage to him, Scott pipes up that Sonny, “walks around like he’s the mayor.” Then, Scott shouts to John, “Make him pay! Take him out!”‘

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In Karen’s backstory: after getting help, Karen was reunited with “Jagger” and left Sonny. The two married and left Port Charles. Karen returned as medical student and had divorced “Jagger” in 1997, and the character landed on the General Hospital spinoff soap opera, Port Charles. Eventually, Karen was struck by a car and died. Three actresses played the role during Karen’s history: Cari Shayne, Jennifer Hammon and Marie Wilson.

Watch Scott and John talk about their vendetta against Sonny Corinthos in key scenes from GH below. Now let us know, do you think Sonny should pay for his manipulation of Karen Wexler many years ago? Comment below.

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General Hospital’s Kate Mansi on Her First Scenes with Eva LaRue: “It Was So Tense and Uncomfortable, Which Was So Fun For Us.”

This week, General Hospital viewers have witnessed the arrival of Eva LaRue as Blaze’s (Jacqueline Grace Lopez) mother, Natalia. When Natalia blew into her daughter’s life, she also caught Kristina (Kate Mansi) in bed. The next moment, Mansi and LaRue played the awkwardness of the scene.

In the story, and at that point, Natalia apparently didn’t have a clue that her daughter is gay, so finding Kristina is her daughter’s room was puzzling to her.

Kate Mansi spoke to Soap Opera Digest on her introduction to soap veteran LaRue, who has appeared on All My Children as Maria Santos and won a Daytime Emmy for her role as Celeste Rosales on The Young and the Restless.

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“She just came in like such a freaking pro,” shared Kate on LaRue. “She was so good. It was such a funny first introduction for our characters – it was written so well and it was so tense and uncomfortable, which was so fun for us.”

The two actresses instantly created a bond. As Mansi explained, “Right away, we were doing these funny one-liners back and forth (between scenes). Blaze said something like, ‘Kristina is more than my friend, she’s my partner,’ and then they’d call, ‘Cut!’ and Eva and I would look and each other and we’d be like, ‘She means writing partner,’ or she’d be like, ‘Yeah, yeah, she means producing partner, right?’ We were just dying laughing.”

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On Wednesday’s episode of GH, Natalia learned Blaze was gay, but isn’t quite believing her, thinking she had been somehow influenced by Kristina.  In the key scenes, Blaze tells Natalia that Kristina is more than her friend. She’s her girlfriend. Blaze asks if her mother heard what she truly said, and Natalia claims she did, but then starts cleaning up the place as a method of trying to cope with what she just heard.

Things get testy when Blaze says, “Kristina and I…” Next, Natalia cuts her daughter off, firmly saying, “There is no Kristina and you!”

So, did you enjoy the tension-filled scenes between Kate Mansi and Eva LaRue? Are you liking where GH is heading with the story of a disapproving and religious mother, trying to come to terms with her daughter and her girlfriend’s sexuality? Comment below.

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