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Sean Blakemore Confirms He Is Leaving General Hospital

Blakemore and wife Nadyia Jones

Blakemore and wife Nadyia Jones

Sean exitis again

General Hospital spoilers reveal that Sean Blakemore will be leaving his role as Shawn Butler on the ABC soap but no exit date has been given. After fans began asking questions on social media the actor announced on Twitter he was not fired but is leaving due to other obligations. Blakemore originated the role of Butler in 2011 and left in 2016 due to other projects. He returned to the soap in a contract role in 2021 and Shawn was later released from Pentonville jail after 6 years for shooting Hayden Barnes (Rebecca Buddig). There is no news yet regarding how Butler will exit but there are several possibilities. If GH does not recast the role Shawn could leave town to look for evidence related to Hayden's disappearance. It's also possible that he could be kidnapped or killed by Victor Cassadine (Charles Shaughnessey) in an attempt to protect his nephew Nicholas Cassadine (Marcus Columba) to hide his own secrets. Victor is believed to be the one behind Hayden's disappearance and also the death of her mother Naomi Dreyfus, (Gigi Bermingham). Shawn had said that he was going to investigate and get answers but now that Blakemore is leaving the Hayden storyline could be dropped yet again, There is no one else in Port Charles who has the same desire to find the truth except possibly Alexis who may not want to go against her uncle and her nephew.

Shawn and TJ have begun bonding as father and son.

Shawn and TJ have begun bonding as father and son.

Sean's Port Charles exit leaves a lot unanswered

Fans will be sorry to see the popular character disappear because he has a lot of irons in the fire and was seeking justice. In addition to trying to find out what happened to Hayden and her mom, Shawn used the money he extorted from Nikolas Cassadine (Marcus Columba) to purchase The Invader newspaper in order to expose corruption in Port Charles. Alexis Davis (Nancy Lee Grahn) is his right-hand assistant so perhaps she will take over in his absence. Some viewers thought perhaps Shawn and Alexis would rekindle their romance but now this will not happen. Butler had also just reunited with his son TJ Ashford (Taj Bellow) and prior to Jordan Ashford (then Briana Henry) leaving town for a medical facility some fans said it looked like the duo might get back together. General Hospital spoilers recently announced that the role of Jordan was being recast with Tanisha Harper and viewers thought perhaps the duo would reunite. There is no news yet rTJ would have loved to see his parents get back together but it looks like this will not work out. Shawn told TJ on Monday that he is taking a job in San Franciso which means he could be leaving Port Charles right away.

Alexis and Shawn will not rekindle their romance.

Alexis and Shawn will not rekindle their romance.

Sean Blakemore is a busy man

In addition to General Hospital, Blakemore has had roles In Bosh 2014, American Crime, 2015, and The Quad 2017, He has been married to Nadyia Jones since 2010 and they have a daughter named Jersey who was born in 2013. Blakemore has not revealed what his upcoming projects are or why he was not able to work around his current schedule but he has been a busy man. His television roles are numerous and they include The District, Cold Case, The Shield, CSI NY, ER, Bones, Days of Our Lives, and The Young and the Restless. He also appeared in the films Woman Thou Art Loosed, Hot Tamale, Big Ain't Bad, Star Trek Into Darkness, Restraining Order, and Church Girl, among others. Blakemore was nominated in 2012 for a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series and won the honor in 2016 for his GH character Shawn Butler. His fans will be sorry to see the actor leave after only being back for a few months but will wish the best of luck to Sean Blakemore in whatever the future holds for him. knows, but the actor says he is leaving the door open for a possible return to Port Charles someday. In In, the meantime be on the lookout for updates related to how Shawn's exit will affect Port Chuck and for whatever comes next for his portrayer.

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