Port Charles is on the brink of a familiar return. Following the announcement of his departure from Days of Our Lives after a one-year stint, Steve Burton is set to make a comeback to General Hospital. He is slated to reprise his celebrated role as Jason Morgan in early 2024.
Steve Burton announced his Return to ‘General Hospital’
Steve Burton known for his iconic portrayal of Jason Morgan on General Hospital surprised fans with confirmation of his return during ABC’s General Hospital: 60 Years of Stars and Storytelling special.
This comeback announcement reminiscent of a Marvel-style post-credits reveal featured Burton appearing alongside Laura Wright and Kelly Monaco at the end of the show, teasing significant developments for Port Charles.
After concluding his portrayal of Harris Michaels on Days of Our Lives a character he inhabited for approximately a year, Burton conveyed his appreciation through a video message. He extended thanks to the show’s cast, crew and loyal fanbase for their unwavering support.
Burton’s departure from General Hospital in 2021 was due to his refusal to adhere to the series’ vaccine mandate. Despite applying for medical and religious exemptions both were denied, leading to his exit from the show.
Addressing the situation personally in an Instagram video, Burton highlighted the importance of personal freedom while expressing his enduring gratitude for his lengthy tenure on General Hospital. He left the door open for a potential return if the mandates were to change.
The news of Burton’s return to General Hospital after more than two years has stirred excitement among fans, although the specific airing date of his episodes has not yet been announced. General Hospital continues to air daily on ABC.
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