Thursday, April 18, 2024

“General Hospital” Star Steve Burton Says He Was Fired from Show for Not Taking Vaccine–He’s Out, Already Removed from Credits


Steve Burton is out at “General Hospital.” He says he was fired by Disney ABC for not taking the vaccine. The company has a vaccine mandate for all employees regardless of star status, etc. Burton says in an Instagram video he applied for different exemptions and was rejected, properly. Burton has already been removed from the show’s opening credits.

Burton has been on and off the soap since 1990 playing Jason Morgan Quartermaine. He’s the second actor to be let go from the show for going against the Disney ABC vax mandate. The other was right winger Ingo Rademacher.

What is wrong with these people? I don’t get it. The vaccine is totally safe and can only prevent COVID. Burton has already had COVID, which isn’t to say that he can’t get it again without the vaccine. According to Burton today or tomorrow will be his last day on the show. He hopes to return one day. But in the meantime, the word is ABC is recasting the role if they haven’t already.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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