Steve Burton, the General Hospital actor fired because no-vax. “I had asked for exemption”

Steve Burton, the actor of ‘General Hospital‘loses his job because he refuses to get the vaccine. The soap ‘General Hospital’ is separated for the second time by a member of its cast due to the mandatory vaccine rule for Covid-19 imposed by the production: this was announced by Steve Burton himself in a video on Instagram, making it known to the fan who is no longer on ABC’s daily soap due to obligation.

The network confirmed that the actor is gone after it was unable to comply with the vaccine policy; his last day on the show was October 27th. Burton is the second cast member of General Hospital to leave the long-standing series due to the obligation to vaccinate in the last few weeks. The last episode of another actor, Ingo Rademacher, aired on Monday.

Steve Burton leaves General Hospital, the video on Instagram

In his Instagram video, Burton claims to having requested medical and religious exemption from vaccination, which was denied him. He says that failure to comply with the obligation “concerns personal freedom for me; I believe that no one should lose their livelihood for this ». “I will always be grateful for my time there,” Burton said. “I think when one door closes, even more doors open. I am excited to see what the future will bring, and maybe one day when these obligations are lifted, I will be able to come back and finish my career as Jason Morgan. It would be an honor and if not, I’ll take this fantastic experience, go ahead and be forever grateful. ”

Like a number of other productions, ‘General Hospital’ has I imposed Covid-19 vaccinations for the entire cast and the crew working in Zone A, where the actors don’t wear masks during filming. Burton joined ‘General Hospital’ in 1991 and remained a regular for 21 seasons before leaving in 2012. After several years on CBS ‘Amorè fever, he returned to the soap in 2017. He tested positive at Covid-19 in August, and had announced that he had contracted it “on the job”.

Last updated: Wednesday 24 November 2021, 14:44