Steve Burton, ‘General Hospital’ actor

Steve Burton, a longtime “General Hospital” cast member, says the soap opera fired him from the show for refusing to get vaccinated.

In a video posted to his verified Instagram account Tuesday, Burton explained what happened, writing in the caption “Hey! I wanted you to hear it from me. I love and appreciate you all!”
“Unfortunately, ‘General Hospital’ has let me go because of the vaccine mandate,” said Burton, who has played Jason Morgan in the daytime drama on and off since 1991. “I applied for my medical and religious exemptions and they were both denied. Which, you know, hurts. ”
He added that “this is also about personal freedom for me” and said that “he does not believe that anyone should lose their livelihood because of this.”
Burton expressed his gratitude for his time on the show and did not rule out the possibility of returning one day.
“Maybe one day, if these terms are lifted, I can come back and finish my career as Jason Morgan,” he said. “That would be an honor. And if not, I will take this incredible experience, move on and be eternally grateful.”
He said he wasn’t sure when his last scenes from the show would air.
Burton shared that he had tested positive for Covid-19 in August and said he had been exposed at work, Deadline reported at the time.
CNN has reached out to representatives from ABC and “General Hospital” for comment.

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