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General Hospital: Steve Burton Confirms He Was Let Go From the Abc Soap

Cheryl has been writing spoilers, breaking news, and recaps for soaps for five years. She has been a daytime drama fan for five decades.

Steve Burton is out

Steve Burton is out

An Instagram video confirms the truth

General Hospital fans have been waiting on pins and needles to find out the fate of Steve Burton since Ingo Rademacher announced he was leaving the ABC soap. Burton himself confirmed in an Instagram video that he is indeed no longer a member of the cast. The actor said he did not comply with COVID rules for medical and religious reasons. Some fans have wondered why he did not desire the vaccine considering he said he actually caught COVID on the GH set. This ends a long chapter in the soap that seems like it has gone on forever. It has only been a matter of weeks but so many misleading stories have been told. You can see Burton's farewell in the following video.(Please click on the link)

Could Trevor St. John be taking over?

Could Trevor St. John be taking over?

Jason's fate is unknown

Now that Burton has acknowledged that he is no longer on General Hospital that is one rumor that can be laid to rest. Fans will now have to wait and see what the fate of his character will be. Rademacher really did not have a prominent role on the show and his character Jax was always hovering over Carly or Nina. There were rumblings that he might be killed off but most fans rightly assumed that Josslyn's dad would simply return to Australia, Spoilers say his interaction with Carly on Monday was his last scene. The fate of Jason is not so cut and dried and there are several rumors floating around. Some viewers believe the character is dead underneath the pile of rubble while other say he might have made it out and is wandering around somewhere on Cassadine Island. A third scenario is that Drew will fall in love with Britt and help heal her broken heart. The fourth rumor is that Trevor St. John who allegedly already been hired will be the new face of Jason when he is rescued.

Will Jason die or have a new face to will he be presumed dead?

Will Jason die or have a new face to will he be presumed dead?

Burton may have dropped a clue for fans

During the video Burton says he loves General Hospital and playing Jason and that he hopes things clear up and he can return someday. He said his last air date is coming up or may have already aired and that he grew up on the ABC soap. Could this indicate that Jason is not dead but recast and the actor hopes to reclaim his role in the future? It might also indicate that the character is dead and Burton is hoping that he will be resurrected. Steve also said that no one should lose their livelihood because of COVID but what if when he was infected he gave the disease to someone who died from it? Personal choice is one thing but when your choices could cause another to die, it is important to take precautions.

Fans need to keep in mind that Burton left GH in 2013 and said he was done with acting. He indicated he was going to spend time with his family but a few months later he was hired on The Young and the Restless as Dylan Mcavoy. When Burton decided he wanted to come back to General Hospital it caused Billy Miller to become Drew and he was soon written out of the soap. Some fans are still upset that Miller was fired because Steve changed his mind so this situation is pretty complex If Jason is recast it would not be fair for Burton to return at a later date and possibly cost yet another actor to lose the role.

Carly's life will be altered either way.

Carly's life will be altered either way.

Carly will be hurt most of all

Carly left a voice message telling Jason she needed to talk to him. The two have not had a conversation since the day he left Port Charles with Britt. As he was walking out the door both Sonny and his wife looked lost as Carly said to Britt, "So you're taking Jason away from us." If Jason dies this will really cause a lot of grief for the Corinthos's and if the role is recast he still may not come back as Sonny's enforcer. Either way, Carly will experience a devastating loss just when she needs her best friend the most. Be on the lookout for breaking news related to whether or not the role of Jason will be recast or if the character is killed off. Steve Burton is beloved by his fans and some of us can recall when he was a teenager Jason. Thsi entire situation is unfortunate and it's sad things have come to this point. Burton has a right to his personal choices and the studio should be looking out for the welfare of all of the cast.

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2019 Cheryl E Preston

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