“I don’t think anyone should lose their livelihood because of this,” said Steve Burton.

Fired! American actor Steve Burton has announced that he has been fired from the series “General Hospital” for refusing the vaccine against Covid-19. This is the second dismissal from the daily show after Ingo Rademacher’s a few weeks ago.

In a video he posted to Instagram, the two-time Daytime Emmy Award winner confirmed he had come to a standstill with production asking him to get the shot since November 1. The 51-year-old comedian filmed his last episode on October 27, and in the episode aired on November 22, his character, Jason Morgan, is declared missing in a tunnel collapse.

“I know there have been a lot of rumors and speculations about me and ‘General Hospital’. So I wanted you to hear it from me personally. Unfortunately, “General Hospital” fired me, due to the vaccination requirement, Burton said. I asked for medical and religious exemptions, and both were denied … which, you know, hurts. But it’s also about personal freedom for me. I don’t think anyone should lose their livelihood because of it. ”

Steve Burton assured that he will always be grateful for the time spent in “General Hospital”, he who played in 1620 episodes between 1991 and 2012 before resuming his role in 2017, after a few years playing the character of Dylan McAvoy in “The Young and the Restless”. “I believe that when one door closes, multiple doors open… so I can’t wait to see what the future holds. And maybe one day, if those obligations are lifted, I can come back and finish my career as Jason Morgan, “the comedian concluded.

Ref: https://www.lematin.ch