Toronto Star

Soap star quits amid mandate


“General Hospital” star Steve Burton has become the second actor to walk off the long-running soap’s set over the vaccine mandate.

“Unfortunat­ely, ‘General Hospital’ has let me go because of the vaccine mandate.

“I did apply for my medical and religious exemptions, and both of those were denied, which, you know, hurts,” the 51year-old said in an Instagram video late Tuesday.

Burton has played Jason Morgan on and off since 1991. .

In mid-August, he tested positive for COVID-19, saying he’d been “exposed at work,” but never specified that it was at “General Hospital.” Burton’s co-star Ingo Rademacher also recently quit the show over the mandate.

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