‘General Hospital’ star Steve Burton exits show over COVID vaccine mandate

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“General Hospital” star Steve Burton has reportedly been dropped from the long-running soap opera after refusing to work with the show’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate.

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Burton, 51, posted a video on instagram to address his departure on Tuesday.

There are a lot of rumors and speculations about me and ‘General Hospital’ and I wanted you to hear it from me personally, ???? The actor said in the clip of about two minutes. â????Unfortunately, the ‘General Hospital’ let me go because of the vaccine mandate. One ????

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A source confirmed to The Post that he was no longer a part of the show as he was unable to comply with production’s vaccine mandate. Their last episode was filmed on 27 October, although its broadcast date is not known.

Steve Burton has played Jason Morgan since 1991.
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The former “The Young and the Restless” actor then alleged that he asked for medical and religious exemptions to mandate. However, the production reportedly denied both. One ???? Which, you know, hurts, a ???? He continued. â???? But it’s also about personal freedom for me.

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â????I???? Will always be grateful for my time on ‘General Hospital’. I love it there, I grew up there. 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 mandates are lifted, I can come back and end my career as Jason Morgan,” Burton said, referring to the character he played on the show.

He has portrayed Jason on the ABC drama since 1991. Despite the character being killed off in 2012, he went on to appear again in 2017 as Jason. Burton’s time at “General Hospital” earned her a Daytime Emmy Award in 1998.

In August, Burton revealed that he caught the coronavirus When he and his costar Bradford Anderson canceled some performance dates. The pair perform as a duo of comedy and music. Stone Cold and Jackal.

Burton isn’t the only “General Hospital” star who’s been in the limelight lately. Ingo Rademacher, who played Jasper “Jax” Jack, was reportedly fired earlier this month Reposted anti-transgender comments on social media. The 50-year-old was criticized by her classmates, including trans star Cassandra James, who hit back at her, Tweet“I am aware of a transphobic post shared by a fellow ‘General Hospital’ actor.

A???? Shame on you. You have some serious illiteracy and education to do. I am deeply disappointed that there could be such a public display of ignorance from our GH family. Misrepresenting trans people is violence and if you come for one of us, you come for all of us, one???? He continued.

Steve Burton
Burton filmed its last episode on October 27, although it is uncertain when it will air.
© ABC / Courtesy Everett Collectio

James said, “The CIS world doesn’t have to decide who among us is valuable. I’m so proud of the fans for always holding us to a high standard when it comes to addressing transphobia and violence. A ????

Soon after his comments surfaced, Rademacher apologized, saying, “Cassandra, I sincerely apologize to you. I think you’re an absolute genius and you’re so beautiful too. I don’t think that’s a transphobic man.” Will say so. I think you are absolutely beautiful, I really do.

Rademacher is also reportedly against the vaccine mandate and expressed their views on social media on November 7. “I will stand with you to fight for medical freedom. #medicalfreedom #nomandates #woke #awakening #coersionisnotconsent,” he wrote.

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