Steve Burton fired from ‘General Hospital’ for refusing to take Kovid vaccine

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Veteran “General Hospital” star Steve Burton said on Tuesday he was fired from the iconic ABC soap opera for failing to get a vaccine. against covid-19,

Burton, who played Jason Morgan in more than 2,200 episodes for the past 30 years, was still listed at “General Hospital.” website on tuesday,

its end was rumored For weeks around Port Charles.

“I wanted you to hear it from me in person,” Burton said in a video posted on his Instagram, “Unfortunately, the ‘General Hospital’ let me go because of the vaccine mandate. I applied for my medical and religious exemptions, and they were both rejected. Which, you know, hurts. But It’s also about personal liberty for me. I don’t think anyone should lose their livelihood by this.”

The 51-year-old actor thanked fans and the cast of his “General Hospital”.

“I will forever be grateful for my time at ‘General Hospital,'” he said. “I love it there. I grew up there. I grew up with some of you.”

In “General Hospital”, Burton’s character is the right hand of mobster Sonny Corinthos, The actor played by Maurice Benard, In Morgan’s latest arc, the character was trapped in a cave and presumed missing or dead.

Nevertheless, Burton did not completely close the door to the “General Hospital”.

“Maybe one day if this mandate is lifted, I can come back and end my career as Jason Morgan. It would be an honor.”

NBC News confirmed on Tuesday that Burton was let go for failing to comply with the vaccine mandate and that his last shooting for the show was on October 27.