Sunday, March 12, 2017

Kirsten Storms Leaving 'General Hospital' Again, Expected to Be Back at Some Point

After not looking well on GH in recent months, Kirsten Storms has
taken another leave from the soap.
Kirsten Storms joined the cast of ABC soap opera General Hospital as Maxie Jones in 2005. Since then, the actress has taken a leave absence multiple times for various reasons. It was recently revealed that Storms will be exiting the show again for personal reasons.

In 2011, Storms left the role after being diagnoses with endometriosis, and was temporarily recast with Jen Lilley for nearly a year.

Storms returned to GH in 2012, leaving again in 2014 to take a few months off for maternity leave to give birth to her daughter, Harper.

In May 2016, GH unexpectedly recast the character of Maxie with Molly Burnett.

“I am taking a little break from work due to some skin issues I’ve been having,” Storms explained Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. “My doctors say my breakouts are due to stress, but shouldn’t take too long to get under control. I can say that I’m on the better end of it now. However, it was becoming too difficult for GH to cover up. And we all know in this business, appearance is important.”

Last week, it was revealed Storms would once again be taking time away from GH for personal reasons. A rep for GH confirmed it would not affect her status with the soap, and her job would be waiting upon her return.