General Hospital actor Steve Burton has been fired from the show after refusing to comply with the COVID vaccine mandate.
Burton, 51, who plays character Jason Morgan, confirmed the news in an Instagram video to his fans, explaining his ‘hurt’ over the decision, after he refused to get vaccinated.
His character appeared to be killed off on Monday’s episode when a tunnel collapsed on him. He had appeared on and off the show since as far back as 1991.
‘I know there’s been a lot of rumors and speculations about me and General Hospital and I wanted you to hear it from me personally. Unfortunately, General Hospital has let me go because of the vaccine mandate,’ Burton said in his video.
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Hollywood has been forced to get stricter about COVID-19 vaccine mandates in recent months, as the federal government pushes employers to act.
The latest firing follows 9-1-1 star Rockmond Dunbar who revealed he was let go of the Fox drama last week for also refusing the vaccine, having tried to apply for medical and religious exemptions.
Burton had tried a similar route to no avail.