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Steve Burton Confirms His Exit From General Hospital

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Steve Burton has spoken and after so much speculation, the two-time Daytime Emmy-winning star has confirmed he is out as General Hospital’s Jason Morgan.

In his post on his Instagram account on Tuesday, Steve shared that he was let go by the ABC daytime drama series due to their vaccine mandate and that even though he applied for medical and religious exemptions those were denied.  Thus, he has to exit his role.

In story, viewers saw on Monday, that Jason is MIA from being under the rubble of the cave that collapsed in Jason’s attempt to apprehend Peter August (Wes Ramsey).

In his post, Burton shared the following: “I know there has been a lot of rumors and speculations about me and General Hospital and I wanted you to hear it from me, personally. Unfortunately, General Hospital has let me go because of the vaccine mandate. I did apply for my medical and religious exemptions and both of those were denied, which, you know, hurts, but, this is also about personal freedom to me. I don’t think anyone should lose their livelihood over this. But with that being said, you know me. I’ll always be grateful for my time at General Hospital I love it there. I grew up there. I grew up with some of you, so I will always be grateful and I believe when one door closes multiple doors open. That’s always been my perspective, so I am excited to see what the future brings. ”

Steve went on to say, “Maybe one day when these mandates are lifted, I can return and finish my career as Jason Morgan. That would be an honor, and if not, I am going to take this amazing experience, move forward and be forever grateful. I have got to say, that I am forever grateful for your love and your support over the years. It means so much to me. Thank you. I don’t know when my last airdate is. It may have aired or it might be tomorrow or the next day. I am not sure. I want you guys to have an awesome Thanksgiving. I know it is hard, maybe, in this type of situation to be thankful or grateful, but we have so many things to be thankful about. Being grateful really is the key. Love you guys.”

The popular actor began his run as GH’s Jason Quartermaine back in 1991. Later in 1995, after a car accident he had a major personality shift and became Jason Morgan. Burton went to Y&R to play Dylan McAvoy for a four-year stint from 2013-2017, before heading back to his home at GH.

A source close to the show told Deadline that Burton’s last tape date was October 27th.

You can watch Steve’s video announcement below on his GH departure.

So, how do you feel about Steve being let go from GH? Do you hope Steve can return at some point? Share your thoughts via the comment section below,

 

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TVJeff
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TVJeff

Just like Jonathan Jackson before, GH fires a good actor (Greg Vaughn) or creates a lesser character (Billy Miller), to have the big star return, only for that big star to mess things up. People leave – I’m totally good with that. But if you’ve already replaced them, let them stay gone.

Satan
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Satan

Greg Vaughan played a good character on GH…. problem was that character didn’t have any real resemblance to Lucky Spencer. Might have been interesting if they had figured out a way to keep him on GH at the time (definitely NOT the “long lost twin” gimmick) but it freed him up to move to Salem. And while he didn’t originate the role of Eric Brady, he’s definitely a better fit for that part than he was as Lucky 2.0 (yeah, I know he’s technically the third, but that other guy was too embarrassing to even talk about). Now that said….… Read more »

Steve
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Steve

Looks like Monica’s going to the large section of her closet reserved for funerals for her children.

When Jason “died” the last time, AJ showed up alive the week later. When Billy Miller started (Jake, presumably Jason at that point) AJ died for likely the final time. Now, with Jason likely once again “dead”, welcome home Drew.

Damien
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Damien

Would love for he and Jessica Collins to return as Avery and Dylan, they can connect with Chris and Paul as their mentors
Y n r needs smart responsible characters, maybe have Phyliss in on that too and put her at odds with her sister. Phylis really needs something to do besides rehashing old tired past loves.

Michael
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Michael

Hell no. I don’t want SB on #yr. If he did, I’d stop watching.

Jaime
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Jaime

Agree

Janet
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Janet

If in Y&R budget I think he will end up back at Y&R. I think he was well liked over there. Plus maybe Doug Davidson can get back on the show.

Steve
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Steve

The budget’s not what it used to be. But Burton also can’t command top dollar any more. When he returned to GH after his Y&R sojourn, he no longer had the cushy filming schedule that JFP allowed in his earlier contracts – one of the reasons he moved his family back to CA.

Lou Piikes
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Lou Piikes

I hated his storyline because it was terrible.

PennySoap
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PennySoap

I would like that, too…..

Momo
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Momo

NO no no. They were boring. I don’t think he’s that great an actor. Maybe it was the character.

Harlee
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Harlee

Hell no! He & Dylan was a mess the first time around and majority of YR fans didn’t care for his character. Only reason he got the part was JFP’s pet.

Satan
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Satan

Stick a pitchfork in this show…. it’s done. The last time they screwed over Jason in 2012 (for the benefit of their OLTL castaways), they damn near killed the show. Now they threw him under the bus again, to prop Whiny Heiny, which is even worse.

Heiny is not a lead. Neither is Frodd (no matter what name you call him) and neither is random AMC guy who we’re now supposed to pretend is Jason’s brother.

anne
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anne

Steve Burton got himself fired from GH.

JJ
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JJ

No. The criminal elites did. He stood up for medical freedom of choice.

Dee
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Dee

He’s an EMPLOYEE. This is the real world and nobody is interested in breathing and swapping spit with someone who doesn’t understand the ramifications of COVID. He’s an ACTOR. He had his DREAM JOB. All he had to do was take a vaccine that 60% AND COUNTING of the US has taken and is continuously taking. We WILL get out from under this but not from people little like him and Ingo. Bye, Felicia.

Brenda Deane Cottrell
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Brenda Deane Cottrell

Wow

Mitchell
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Mitchell

Agreed

Sunny
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Sunny

Agreed! I work for one of the biggest tech companies, we were given the option to get the vaccine or leave. In the US, 440 million have gotten one jab.
He needs to man up and support his 3 kids and wife. What a wimpp.

Steve
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Steve

Criminal elites? That’s hilarious. People who believe in science is more accurate.

He can stand up for medical decisions, just as Disney/ABC had every right to let him go for not following guidelines.

Jaime
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Jaime

That is such garbage straight from the Fox network of lies, propaganda and greed.

anne
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anne

JJ – try to process reality here. Steve Burton was clearly told that if he did not get double vaccinated he would no longer be on GH. The man had the choice of either getting vaccinated or being let go.

This is not only happening on GH it is also happening on Y&R, B&B, DOOL, other tv show and on film sets. Some actors have made it clear they will not work with those people who are not vaccinated. Take an extremely long break from Qanon because your mind needs the rest

Sunny
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Sunny

Well said, anne!

Sunny
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Sunny

I can’t believe older legends at Y&R – e.g. Eric Braeden, etc would stand for that? Please….

Brenda Deane Cottrell
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Brenda Deane Cottrell

What Ever

TVJeff
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TVJeff

Your version is quite skewed. Steve Burton made a choice. I don’t agree with his choice. But how that is related to the characters of Peter, Austin, or Drew makes absolutely no sense.

As for the character of Jason – meh. They tried to make him more 3 dimensional when Billy Miller joined the show, but when SB said, I want back, they said FU BM and brought the single dimension back.

What it comes down to is entertain me. People who stop watching a show because an actor is fired by their own actions? Lame.

anne
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anne

I am sorry to hear that Steve Burton is no longer on GH. But the powers that be made it very clear to Steve that no vaccines meant no longer being employed. Steve has to live with the choice he made.

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

anne
Maybe it was just an excuse to leave. I just lost my respect for him. I always thought he had more brains than that.

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

Anne,
He has to live and or die with his choices. He sure isn’t the heroic figure of a man I once thought he was. What a let down. I read somewhere that Britt and Austin (groan) will become a couple. Serves him right!

rose
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rose

Hi Violet…And he certainly isn’t the Jason character who made sure to protect those close to him at the risk of himself sometimes. Most recently Britt when he saved her life and was there as moral support while medical professionals using science diagnosed her disease. Personally I won’t miss his character much except the Britt connection. “Stonecold” as an enforcer for Sonny and Carly confident has become boring over the years. And the mob part of GH I don’t like. What a waste of a character.

Brenda Deane Cottrell
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Brenda Deane Cottrell

Not a real GH fan .Leave

Soaphound
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Soaphound

I’m with you on this, Rose. Jason has become more zombified (if that’s a word) since his last return. There was hope for him with Britt, but Carly’s needs always come first. I’m proud of Britt for not undervaluing herself and settling for second place (or fourth since Sonny and Michael probably outrank her as well). But now, we’re going to have more of Carly clumping around mourning Jason and blaming everyone in sight. Didn’t we just do this when Sonny “died”?

TVJeff
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TVJeff

Voilet – stop believing everything you’ve read. Will they become a couple? Maybe. But if you think it’s a done deal because you read it on some random website? Come on.

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

TV Jeff,
If you are referring to the Austin and Britt story. Of course I don’t believe it. I may be old but not naive and gullible. I just mentioned it cause I thought someone might find it interesting. I learned a long time ago to not believe everything you hear and only half of what you see. Served me well.

gh#1
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gh#1

He seems perfectly willing to live with his choice. Did you see his post? No whining, just stated the facts and expressed his gratitude for the years he spent on GH and to his fans. He didn’t aim any arrows or try to throw anyone under the bus on his way out. He didn’t burn any bridges.

Su000
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Su000

Steve was passive– he did the luv everyone etc..
Because he wants to return.
It seems like forever, that he’s been in the soap.
That is what he does, who he is, a soap actor..
So- he keeps the loving peace when stepping out..
Eventually, he will return.
(((( I’d bet Steve is madder than hell over the situation. And not so luving over it all.
I can envision him at home throwing a whatever with a big fk-you!
at ABC .. ahaa! ))

Steve
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Steve

Steve could be welcomed back someday. Ingo on the other hand will likely never return.

Lou Piikes
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Lou Piikes

Damn!!! This ish is just unreal!!

Cheryl Peplinski
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Cheryl Peplinski

I am sad to see his character leave, he does bring a lot to the show. But GH is just make believe. The reality is that we are in a pandemic, and must work together to get through it and keep others safe. He has every right to refuse the vaccination, but the reality is that his choice makes him dangerous to be around. He will be missed.

Llanviewer717
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Llanviewer717

Well said Cheryl.

Linda D. Kish
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Linda D. Kish

The vaccine mandate is pure crap. The vaccine doesn’t prevent you from getting or spreading Covid – it is supposed to lessen your symptoms if you get it, and even then, that doesn’t happen with everyone. It isn’t even a vaccine – it’s gene therapy with spike proteins. Check out what’s going on over in Israel. I’m sorry to hear that you lost your job over this Mr. Burton. I hope to see you somewhere else soon.

anne
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anne

Linda -please tell us all what university you got your medical degree from. Also, please tell us all the medical Center where you did your residency in Epidemiology.

Satan
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Satan

Trump University Medical School?

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

Linda D. Kish Call it what you like, its working and people like Steve Burton stubbornly refuse to see it. It is saving lives,certainly not his stupid principals. I feel sorry for his kids if he refuses them immunizations they need, growing up. It was over sixty years ago and the Salk vacine came out to prevent Polio. I was so scared to have my six month old vacinated but my Dr. convinced me it was the best thing to do. How many of you have seen someone in an Iron Lung, it ain’t pretty. I have a very “smart”… Read more »

Margherita
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Margherita

Wow Violet. I’m so sorry for your loss. That is horrifically terrible, and I hope that your family and granddaughter are okay. More than 98% of positive Covid cases in the hospitals are those who are unvaccinated. So much obscure information is circulating in so many different venues. I’m a doctor, and I fully respect personal freedom to choose how to approach one’s health care, but we are in a GLOBAL pandemic, and we need to take care of each other by getting ourselves vaccinated and do all of the public health precautions before more innocent lives are gone.

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

Margherita,
Thanks so much for your kind and wise words. Thankfully my girl is feeling a lot better but she’s just devastated with her loss and my heart breaks for her. I made her promise to get a shot when it’s time. We don’t live close so I have to trust her on this.

Harry
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Harry

Thank you, Margarita!
I appreciate your expertise on the subject. Herd immunity is vital to getting this virus under control. Burton is demonstrating his lack of concern for his co- workers which included children, a pregnant actor and a co- star who is a cancer survivor. He is coming off as being entitled and selfish.

Harry
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Harry

Violet, your comment is beautifully written and replete with historical significance. I appreciate your candor, and I’m sorry for your loss.

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

Harry,
Thank you for your kind words also. I just get so worked up over some people’s ideas of not doing the right and obvious thing to keep us all well. We are so lucky in this day and age to be given the necessary vaccines,drugs, etc.to fight what would have killed us years ago. I had pneumonia a lot as a child and had to take Sulfa drugs, no Penicillen then. We have so much that these people are spitting on and it makes me so sad. Sorry Harry,best of health to you.

JJ
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JJ

Finally!!! Someone with some brain cells!!! Thank you!

anne
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anne

JJ – I thought you had finally stopped paying attention to those semi-educated people on Qanon. Oh well, the only thing to do with people like you is to follow the example set by Austria.

Leah Kane
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Leah Kane

I agree all but two people got covid even the vaccinated we all survived fine and i have a medical condition asthma took ivermectin and was cleaning my house after by the second day of taking the medicine i am 54. the kids were better in 1 week i didn’t even know they had it no fevers just a runny nose but two of us lost our sense of smell.

anne
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anne

Leah – giving your kids ivermectin is irresponsible on your part. Taking the drug borders on stupidity especially as an asthmatic. Ivermectin products designed for humans are DIFFERENT from ivermectin products designed for animals. And the drug was designed to treat parasites which Covid is not.

richard w griffin
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richard w griffin

I am interested to see if the reactions are different than to Ingo Radamacher’s firing for the same reason. While I am ambivalent and can see both sides of the argument now that it is a big star that most people like (I prefer Jax to Jason for the simple reason that Jason enables Carly and Sonny and Jax doesn’t!)… my guess is that this will be temporary and Jason will be back in time. It will be interesting to see what the storyline fallout is from his departure will be…

anne
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anne

Another actor may replace Steve Burton as Jason

Satan
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Satan

Been there, done that. Nobody’s going to believe Susan Moore had triplets.

Brenda Deane Cottrell
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Brenda Deane Cottrell

I Agree

Gary
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Gary

Big rumor is Trevor St. John, will be the new Jason.

Patrick
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Patrick

let’s HOPE not… Trevor is top shelf, highbrow, AND creme de la creme . Laura Wright’ Carly ? Meh ? can’t throw her far enough… she finds her way back to the trough

Steve
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Steve

Kind of find that hard to believe. TStJ was burned when Howarth returned to OLTL to reclaim Todd. Now, he might have been planning to leave, but Frank certainly helped push him in that direction.

Because of the Jason/Drew kerfuffle, viewers might find it hard accepting the new actor as Jason, thinking that Burton would return again as “The Real Greenlee”. Well, you know what I mean.

Harry
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Harry

Trevor Saint John may be the only actor I know of who can pull off acting “ stone cold” while emoting vulnerability in his eyes.

gh#1
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gh#1

Yes, he might be able to express the vulnerability with his eyes, but there are only one set of those Jason eyes and he doesn’t possess them. Steve can say more with his eyes than most actors can say reading a whole page of dialogue.

Sunny
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Sunny

Would love to see Trevor Sant John as his recast!! Crossing my fingers.

Patrick
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Patrick

Steve Burton : was so different, with Britta. he at last responded… something about KT” Brit TRIGGERED . astounded is putting it mildly. Steve Burton came to… out of the malaise of the entrapment that is; the dullard Sonny and Carly that dead trio that all story culminates in a renewed family empowerment and that winsome twosome lovebird builds with bile… and alas, Stone cold, is; ? home alone Steve Burton, was ALIVE… He no longer needed or should have been interested in ; sonny and carly Trevor St. John… any actor , has his work cut out with TRYING… Read more »

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

richard w griffin,
Yes, and speaking of Carly. Laughed at the way she came strutting into G.H today, dressed like she was ready for Kung Fu.

Iakovos
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Iakovos

I believe in vaccines and believe the shot has prevented me from being sick as I work on a college campus. It is a mystery to me why our nation has not come together over this public health crisis. Once upon a time, the country embraced vaccines for polio, smallpox, rubella, and the flu. I wish Mr. Burton and Mr. Rademacher well. I will miss their legacy characters on a show that needs them, but the show must go on and, powers that be, believe I (and I agree) vaccines are necessary for everyone’s good health going forward. Soaps used… Read more »

Cheryl Peplinski
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Cheryl Peplinski

Well said

Llanviewer717
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Llanviewer717

Very well said lakovos. Thank you for reminding us of the real issue – a global public health crisis.

PennySoap
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PennySoap

So Well Said!

aria
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aria

Look not all is loss, maybe the show can refocus on some of its other talent while both Steve and Ingo take a break, I’m hopeful this covid nightmare will eventually end and we can all go back to being unmasked and no mandates for shots needed. It might not be tomorrow but down the line, for now the show has plenty of guys to concentrate on so I’m gonna be patient and enjoy whose on now and not on whose been fired or is gone. The shows got plenty of billionaires and bad boys so lets enjoy those guys.

Michael
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Michael

I for one am glad that Steve is gone. Someone will replace him as Jason. Vaccines work and I’m proud to say that I’ve been vaxxed. They work as intended. If he’s willing to put his fellow co-workers at risk, then he shouldn’t have a job. Just my opinion and I stick by it.

Rachel
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Rachel

Choices have consequences. He made his choice. Putting politics aside, I found his return to the show rather disappointing. It was almost as if he had lost his connection to the character. The only time I enjoyed his acting was when he was with Britt. He seemed stilted when he was initially with Sam and there was no chemistry between him & Carly. Given those reasons I won’t miss him this time around.

Jeffrie
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Jeffrie

Of course they will recast with Trevor St John….brilliant recast…..sad to see Steve go but I believe in the vaccine!Good luck to him and his family!

Joel
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Joel

And Nancy should’ve been let go for insulting and bullying anyone and everyone who doesn’t agree with her politics.

Gayle
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Gayle

Agree with being put on a ventilator, if you’d prefer that. She didn’t get herself fired over a tribalist stance.

Steve
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Steve

She hasn’t violated any corporate policies that we know of. She has a right to express her opinion regardless of who disagrees with it.

Delonjo
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Delonjo

Going after a woman. Stay classy!

Timmm
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Timmm

Women deserve equal rights. They also deserve to be criticized if they say something and someone disagrees with them!

Brenda Deane Cottrell
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Brenda Deane Cottrell

Absolutely

Jamesj75
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Jamesj75

So long, Burton. You should have followed the science and protected yourself and others. If only Benard and Wright had also refused to adhere to the vaccine mandate…

Jamesj75
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Jamesj75

After posting, I realized that my last sentence, though made in jest, was too harsh. I am indeed thankful that Benard and Wright HAVE adhered to the vaccine mandate. I am simply no fan of their characters and decades-long prominence on GH. I applaud any and all, in soaps and elsewhere, who have been responsible and intelligent enough to get the Covid vaccine. That choice should be heralded. I wish that even more people would do so…

rose
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rose

Jamesj75…I wish more people would get the vaccine, too. Those who haven’t are holding the rest of us back. Will like the day when I can listen to local and national news where you don’t have to hear the new, hospitalized, deaths because of coved everyday. Like the daily weather report or sport scores. And thanks all of those who have followed the precautions like masking, social distancing, and vaccinations. Have a good Thanksgiving. And for fun watch the Macy’s parade.

Jamesj75
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Jamesj75

rose, thank you for your reply. You are right when you say, “Those who haven’t are holding the rest of us back.” We could have been in such better shape by now if only the misguided, misinformed vax-deniers followed the science (aka reality). Yet, as you also indicate, we should be thankful for those who have “followed the precautions.” Happy Thanksgiving to you and your loved ones, Friend.

Soaphound
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Soaphound

You know, jamesj75, I know the way your heart leans, so no need to even apologize for the “if only” remark. I subscribe to the philosophy of the ladies from “Steel Magnolias”, “If you can’t say anything nice about someone, come sit by me.” Of course, these days, one has to be careful about who we’re sitting next to. I still can’t believe the arguments proferred about not getting vaccinated. It truly frightens me. I often feel I’m living in a parallel universe… but one I don’t remotely recognize anymore. Regarding Jason, I won’t miss him this time because I… Read more »

Jamesj75
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Jamesj75

Thank you for your reply, Soaphound, and your graciousness… It is shocking, however, about the “parallel universe” in which we live. The careful and thoughtful among us can only navigate the best we can. I further appreciate (and agree with) your GH commentary. Once “Jason Morgan” took over, I could never warm up to this character, and I kept hoping he would one day return to his former self. Happy Thanksgiving, Friend!

gh#1
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gh#1

Has everyone forgotten why Britt’s co-workers called her the Britch? Kelly is a great actress but Britt was a well played loathsome character who did despicable things. I’m all for people turning over a new leaf but her overnight transformation for the sole purpose of pairing her with Jason just turned my stomach. I hate that GH is losing the real Jason again but at least I’ll be spared watching her with him. They just need to let Brad out of prison so she has someone to hang with.

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

gh#1,
Have you not noticed how tptb change Character’s character? I know we don’t forget how they once were but hopefully we can welcome the new changes. Liesel is not the horrible person she once was and even seems to get along with Anna whom she hated with a passion. I never liked Brad but a lot of viewers do, so be it, a shoulder for Britt to cry on. Even after all the things she’s done, I like her now and can’t wait to see her next love interest.

Michael
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Michael

Sad day for GH fans. I am done watching until they hire SB back. GH ratings will plummet. Watch and see. There may be many that are glad these two were fired for not complying but let me assure you there are a ton of us that don’t like it one bit that these two actors who have each been on GH over twenty years were fired for this. Is this the USA or USSR?

Gorbachev
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Gorbachev

You tell us what country it is. Your conservative lunacy is a Russian construct, all misinformation all the time. No ratings will plummet because of two numbskulls, but because GH can’t plot fake drama that gets the show as much press as what’s generated by real life scandals.

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

Gorbachev,
Thank you for saving me all the time I was wondering how to respond to Michael.He sure thinks he’s so important that he and a few other idiots think GH will come to its knees because a couple of actors are fired in order to keep the rest of the cast and crew safe. No one is indispensable and if we get a new Jason or none, so be it. There is so much more to worry about these days like keeping yourself and families safe. Happy Thanksgiving!

Steve
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Steve

This is the USA, where we are supposed to care about our neighbors and do what’s best for our community. GH ratings are likely to rise as viewers are intrigued what happens to Jason and those who care about him.

TVJeff
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TVJeff

Disney is a private employer and made a choice. Not sure what this has to do with USA vs USSR. And you do know the USSR hasn’t existed for decades, right? As for ratings – nothing significantly changes the ratings except one thing and it’s not additions or subtractions. It’s time. The fact that over time less people are watching.

Patrick
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Patrick

if only – this were, the death knell ; the Sonny and Carly Show w/Jax – and – Jason … gone Sonny is still “Mike” Carly had her mob queen 1 day run where she exchanged “glances” w/the big wig meetin’ Please, beyond beg !!!! do not let Trevor St. John be any where in LW’ Carly bubble. if that goes to Cameron Matthison’ Drew… so be it. AFTER 4 years of Wes Ramsey AND his lover Laura Wright WITH Frank Valentini in their corner yield what ? stink on shit; ménage à trois; the spiral of GH… I want… Read more »

Patrick
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Patrick

“that would be within “HIS” right, now wouldn’t that…” ONE step forward TWO steps back… OUR country deserves to be … in the front line… thriving… keeping up with the world. as you and I, march onward… that “one” step is selfishly waylaying , ALL our LIGHT !!!! it’s like watching all the unvaccinated , stifle us all… so many of us are not in that position… I do not care one iota… if he’s “FIRED !!!! ” I will not even blink… as his superstar emmied ass… now has to “make money” doing corporate jingles AND/OR greetings for those… Read more »

Satan
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Satan

Unless they find a way to reverse this disastrous decision, you can bet your soul that ABC will be pulling the plug on this show permanently on April 1, 2023, the 60th anniversary. And what you see between now and then will probably be even worse than the hollow shell of a show that it was between 2012 & 2017 – the last time they threw Jason under the bus to prop their newbies. They made a decent attempt with Billy Miller as a stand in “Jason”, but he never seemed quite right… and of course now we all know… Read more »

Steve
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Steve

One man does not make a show. GH survived just fine when a “leading” man departs… Tristan Rogers and Jack Wagner in the 90s, Burton and Tony Geary last decade. Burton left in 2012 because JFP agreed to his contract demands which allowed him to move his family to Tennessee. After she left Y&R, gone was the chance of him getting those generous terms. At this point, given a choice of Frank’s crew or the disastrous last years of Phelps/Guza, I’m sure most of us here would stick with Frank. Yes, the mob is still present, but there’s more balance,… Read more »

anne
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anne

Satan-GH survived Luke and Laura Spencer, super couple that never should have existed, leaving in 1983. GH also survived Casey the Alien, the Eckerts and other story lines. GH will survive Jason Morgan leaving as well. And Steve Burton threw himself under the bus by refusing to be double vaccinated.

Satan
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Satan

They survived the departure of Luke & Laura because they had Robert & Holly and Frisco & Felicia… so same formula.. supercouples with adventure storylines. But eventually they all left too and that’s when you had the forgettable & regrettable years with Casey & the Eckerts. And how did they rescue GH from that slump? Two things: The return of Luke & Laura, and a new character named Sonny Corinthos. Difference is back then, ABC had big budgets for the storylines, and people in charge of the show who were committed to General Hospital. Not some half-assed mutation of One… Read more »

JJ
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JJ

Good for him! Medical freedom is being stripped away from all of us. So awesome to see him and Ingo, and hopefully others, stand their ground!!

anne
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anne

JJ-your medical freedom works both ways. Those who are vaccinated HAVE THE RIGHT to refuse to work with those who are unvaccinated. So far, ONLY Steve and Ingo have refused vaccinations AND now they have been fired. FYI some judges are ignoring the wishes of parents like you and giving sixteen year old teens permission to be vaccinated.

brian
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brian

He did seem “the odd man out” when he was on The Talk’s soap episode. Was it just me or did he seem seated further off than the rest. Of course I did watch it after hearing he had left GH. Doesn’t CBS have the same policy regarding vacanation as ABC?

Michael
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Michael

No, CBS does not have the same stance as ABC. CBS requires regular testing and mask wearing when not on set.

anne
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anne

Maybe Steve Burton should go back to Y&R. That way he can work with people who don’t object to him not being vaccinated.

Sunny
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Sunny

I can’t believe that Y&R would risk having SB near their many older legends such as Eric Braeden, etc.? I find this highly unlikely.

whynot
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whynot

Let me fix that for you Steve: “General Hospital has let me go because unfortunately, I’m an a$$”.

Momo
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Momo

He got Covid. I thought he was vaccinated. I guess not. His decision.

Timmm
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Timmm

Well, I’m disappointed to see Steve go. His body, his choice. He decided not to get the vaccine. His employer has a policy in place that he must adhere to. Whether you agree or not, the decision has been made. He is a character who is used in lots of stories. There just isn’t anyone who can fill Steve’s shoes. Peter, Valentin, Howarth’s new character, Michael, NuNick, Drew or Chase, NONE of them can step up and be a lead. They are all supporting actors. GH is in some trouble. BUT, I will not abandon the Haunted Star, greener pastures… Read more »

Satan
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Satan

Well, the Haunted Star has been abandoned since Lulu became a vegetable… and now the name “Spencer” is rarely mentioned, except for Nikolas’s bratty kid. I don’t expect to ever see Luke again, but the rest of the family definitely needs to come back. While it’s true that Carly & her kids are genetically Spencers, they rarely if ever acknowledge the fact.

Kevin C
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Kevin C

Steve Burton is an awesome man and very kind…I wish him and his family nothing but the best and maybe one day he will return to GH….

Jaime
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Jaime

The Guy is a jerk. Just getting on TV does not mean the guy is smart, nor decent. He is merely opportunistic and self centered. Burton good riddance.

gh#1
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gh#1

I’m sorry, do you know him personally?

aria
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aria

Lets get real he doesn’t want to inject himself with the vaccine for whatever reason, “choice”? “religious reason”? yeah right like we are suppose to think he’s that pumped up natrually from just lifting weights? come on now, maybe now GH will realize you can’t put all your eggs in one basket, spread the love, there’s plenty of guys on the show. So no, rating won’t go down, the show won’t get cancelled and to all those claiming they will not ever watch the show please stop you know your dumb asses are tuning in daily and that you love… Read more »

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

aria,
Love your comments and so true. I liked Jason as much as anyone, but this guy/character is not indispensable. I think Drew, at least I hope has more ethics than to be a hit man. I could never imagine Billy Miller doing it and I consider him a “lead” although he didn’t crash through any ceilings or wed his boss’s wife on command. Drew had integrity and hope the new Drew inherited it. Chase could be more, if given the chance.

Mary Runkle
Guest
Mary Runkle

Look at the ratings went all the way down to 3.7 . No not playing at all and the following weeks it will get worse just watch.

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OLTL Alum Arlene Dahl Dead At 96, Son Lorenzo Lamas Shares: “She Was The Most Positive Influence In My Life”

Another loss for the soap world and its extended family.  Arlene Dahl, who had a notable career in film and television, and who appeared on both One Life to Live and All My Children, has passed away at the age of 96.

Her son, former Falcon Crest and The Bold and the Beautiful star, Lorenzo Lamas (Ex-Lance and Ex-Hector, respectively), shared the news via his Facebook page: “Mom passed away this morning in New York. She was the most positive influence on my life. I will remember her laughter, her joy, her dignity as she navigated the challenges that she faced. Never an ill word about anyone crossed her lips. Her ability to forgive left me speechless at times. She truly was a force of nature and as we got closer in my adult life, I leaned on her more and more as my life counselor and the person I knew that lived and loved to the fullest. My sympathies go to her loving husband @marcrosennyc who, for the last 37 years, made her life so wonderful and joyous. Love you mom forever ♥️ #ArleneDahl #Moviestar #legend #mom #RIP”

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Dahl came on to One life to Live as Lucinda Schenk Wilson, the selfish and manipulative mother of Mimi King played by Kristin Meadows.  Arlene made appearances on the ABC soap starting in 1981 and eventually was offered a one-year contract that took her through till 1984. A decade later, Dahl came on to play Lady Lucille on All My Children for a short time.

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On One Life to Live, Arlene mixed it up with Phillip Carey’s Asa Buchanan and Jeremy Slate’s Chuck Wilson.  Dahl is also well-known as one of the regular panelists on the game show, What’s My Line?

While still working in TV and films, Arlene branched out into beauty and cosmetics, eventually becoming an executive and beauty columnist.

Throughout her life, Arlene was married six times.  She had been married to Marc Rosen since 1984 and they remained together till her death.  She is survived by her son Lorenzo, two other children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

Watch Arlene with Phillip Carey in scenes from OLTL below.

Then share your condolences to Arlene’s family, and share your remembrances, via the comment section.

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As the World Turns and Guiding Light Favorite, Lisa Brown, Passes Away at 67

(UPDATED) In just more heartbreaking news in the soap world in 2021, we have lost another beloved performer.  Lisa Brown, who was so noteworthy for her spunky and emotional turns as Guiding Light’s Nola Reardon from 1980-1985, and later as Iva Snyder on As the World Turns from 1986-1994, has died.

Brown passed away this week on November 24th at the age of 67 following a brief illness.  The news came via the As the World Turns Facebook Fan Group and Soap Opera Digest.

This comes just two months later following the death of her former on-screen love interest Michael Tylo (Ex-Quinton, Guiding Light), who passed away in late September.

Those that followed Lisa’s career know she also starred in the Broadway Musical 42nd Street, while still playing Nola each and every day on Guiding Light.

She is survived by her children: James “Buddy” Nielsen, and daughter Victoria from her first husband Tom Nielsen (Ex-Floyd, GL) in addition to her two grandchildren, Penelope Ruiz-Nielsen and Brayden Hopf, and her second husband Brian Neary.

 

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Brown’s on-screen ATWT daughter, Martha Byrne  (Ex-Lily) simply tweeted, “My heart is broken.”

On Friday, Lisa’s son, Buddy Nielsen, posted a touching tribute to his mother, where he revealed that she passed away due to cancer.

Buddy shared: “My Mom passed away the day before Thanksgiving after a very quick battle with cancer. This all happened really fast and wasn’t expecting it. I’ve been MIA as I’ve been back and forth between LA and NJ as she has been in and out of the hospital the last couple weeks. This dream we live, we are all subject to the suffering, aging and death. It’s not to be morose but to understand that we have finite time and must take care with what we do and how we do it. To be able to be with someone at their last breath is truly beautiful. We must not fear death as without it we would never be born and experience the 10,000 joys and 10,000 sorrows. Our existence is both small and vast all at the same time. We are tiny but immense. I know she is here but no longer in her physical form, what we do in love we leave in death. My beautiful daughter and unborn son are her legacy.”

Share your condolences to Lisa’s family, and let us know of your remembrances of this wonderful actress who gave us so many memorable moments throughout her career via the comment section below. But first, watch Lisa in some of her classic scenes from ATWT and GL.

 

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Alison Sweeney Joins Cast of Peacock’s ‘Days of our Lives: A Very Salem Christmas’

After returning on-air this past Friday as Sami, Alison Sweeney will also be appearing in the upcoming DAYS holiday film, Days of our Lives: A Very Salem Christmas.  PEOPLE broke the casting news.

The Peacock streamer will bow on December 16th.  In it, the story will follow Sami’s son, Will Horton (Chandler Massey), as he works to finish writing a screenplay before his Christmas Eve deadline.  Will’s pic is inspired by his own friends and family. However, as only DAYS can do, this story will have many twists and turns.

There is no intel on just what Sami will be up to during the Christmas special.  However, currently on the daytime version of the long-running NBC soap, viewers found will learn what caused Sami’s disappearance months ago… she was kidnapped.

So, glad Alison is on board for the upcoming DAYS holiday film? Comment below.

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