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‘General Hospital’: Steve Burton confirms leaving hospital due to vaccination duty

Twice Daytime Emmy Award Winner Steve BurtonLatest General Hospital The run is over, soap vet confirmed in a video posted Instagram.

Burton said that he and ABC, like co-stars Ingo Rademacher before him, came to a standstill due to the COVID vaccine mission that took effect on GH on November 1st.

On the November 22 episode of ABC sudser, Burton’s character, Jason Morgan, was declared missing (and presumably presumed dead?) after becoming trapped in a tunnel collapse beneath Cassadine Island. (Isn’t it called Spoon Island anymore? Where have I been? Are there still pedestrians?)

Burton said he’s not sure when his final day will air (or if it has already aired).

“I know there are a lot of rumors and speculations about me and General HospitalAnd I want you to hear that from me personally. Unfortunately, General Hospital let me go, for vaccination duty”, shared Burton on Instagram.

“I applied for medical and religious waivers, and both were denied… you know, it hurts,” he added. “But this is also personal freedom for me. I don’t think anyone should lose their livelihood because of this. “

“I will always be grateful for the time I spent with General Hospital. I love it there, I grew up there,” Burton continued. “I believe that when one door closes, many doors open…so I’m excited to see what the future brings. And maybe one day, if these missions are lifted, I can come back and maybe end my career as Jason Morgan.”

Burton said again in mid-August that he has tested positive for COVID-19 but feels “fine” and “symptomatic”. Sharing his positive results amid the postponement of the sequel in a series of comedy club live appearances, Burton confirmed that he was exposed to the virus “at work”.

Burton’s early career as Jason Morgan do Quartermaine began in 1991 and ended in 2012, when the character was (apparently) killed off. In 2017, after a race like Youth and restlessness‘Dylan McAvoy, he’s back on ABC’s only surviving daytime drama. He has been nominated for a Daytime Emmy a total of nine times and has converted twice – once for GH work (in 1998), and again in Y&R run.

Burton, as noted above, marks GHThe second major appearance this month, with the November 22 episode also marking Ingo Rademacher’s final appearance as Jasper “Jax” Jacks (who returned to Sydney on a business trip).

SAG-AFTRA actors are currently working on the terms of the Back to Work agreement during the pandemic, which states: “Manufacturers may, at their sole discretion, implement policies that require Current and prospective employees in Site A, studio teachers and others who have close contact with minors are ‘fully vaccinated’ as a condition of employment if permitted by law. ” (Zone A is the area where actors are filmed/shot performing scenes for a TV show or movie, plus the immediate perimeter where crew members work.)

https://tvline.com/2021/11/23/steve-burton-leaving-general-hospital-covid-vaccine-mandate/ ‘General Hospital’: Steve Burton confirms leaving hospital due to vaccination duty

Aila Slisco

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