“General Hospital” star Steve Burton confirmed he has been removed from his longtime concert after failing to comply with the production’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate.
“I wanted you to hear it from me personally,” he said on Instagram before explaining his position on the subject as a whole. “Unfortunately, ‘General Hospital’ has let me go because of the vaccine mandate. I applied for my medical and religious dispensation and both of these were denied, which you know hurts. But it is also about personal freedom for me.”
The mumble about Burton’s firing had been buzzing on the internet for weeks.
In August, Burton tested positive for COVID-19. He said at the time that he thought he was “exposed at work.”
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On Tuesday, Burton maintained that he does not agree with ABC’s choice to impose a mandate when other soap operas on competing networks, including NBC’s “Days of Our Lives” and CBS ‘”The Young and the Restless” and “The Bold and the” . Beautiful, “has not yet installed such protocols and trusts that people are taking social distance at the moment.
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“I do not think people should lose their livelihood over this, but having said that, you know me – I will 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 that when one door closes, more doors open. That has always been my perspective, “Burton continued.
“So I’m excited to see what the future holds, and maybe one day, if those mandates are lifted, I can come back and end my career as Jason Morgan, and that would be an honor – and if not, I will take this amazing experience, move on and be eternally grateful, “he pressed.
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Burton first came to “General Hospital” in 1992 according to his IMDb. The star filmed his final episode on October 27th.
The actor ended his video by wishing fans a merry Thanksgiving. He acknowledged that many may not think they have much to be “grateful or grateful” for given the current economic and societal climate, but he maintained that “being grateful really is the key.”
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