‘General Hospital’ Actor Steve Burton Says He Was Fired for Failing to Get COVID-19 Vaccine
November 24, 2021 | California
Actor Steve Burton, star of ABC’s “General Hospital,” claims he was fired from the show for failing to get the COVID-19 vaccine after applying for medical and religious exemptions.
In a video posted to Instagram on Tuesday, Burton, who first joined the soap series in 1992, said he was aware that there have been multiple reports regarding his refusal to comply with the vaccine mandate and that he wanted his fans to “hear it from me personally.”
“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. But this is also about personal freedom to me.”
“I don’t think people should lose their livelihood over this, but with that being said, you know me—I’ll always be grateful for my time at ‘General Hospital.’ I love it there. I grew up there,” Burton continued. “I grew up with some of you, so I’ll always be grateful, and I believe that when one door closes, multiple doors open. That’s always been my perspective,” Burton continued…. (Excerpts from the Epoch Times)