Steve Burton to Make Comeback on ‘General Hospital’ Following Dismissal Due to Vaccine Mandate

Steve Burton, who first appeared on General Hospital as Jason Morgan in 1991, faced an abrupt departure in 2021 due to his stance against COVID vaccine mandates. Despite applying for medical and religious exemptions, both were denied. Burton expressed his belief in personal freedom and the disagreement that led to his dismissal, stating, “I don’t think anybody should lose their livelihood over this.”

Burton added: “But with that being said, I’ll always be grateful for my time at General HospitalI love it there. I grew up there. I grew up with some of you, so I’ll always be grateful.”

At the time a disappointed Burton stated, “When one door closes, multiple doors open. That’s always been my perspective…I’m excited to see what the future brings…”

At the age of 50, the actor later joined the cast of Days of Our Lives. Recently, Burton revealed on YouTube that he had completed filming his last scenes. Expressing gratitude to the Days of Our Lives team, he conveyed appreciation to the cast and crew, stating, “It’s been amazing.” Leaving fans intrigued, Burton teased future plans, saying, “I’m always so full of gratitude. So thank you. Stay tuned.”

After three years of discussing opened opportunities and a myriad of possibilities in his future, Burton made an unexpected cameo on the 60th Anniversary special of General Hospital, standing alongside co-stars Laura Wright and Kelly Monaco.

Wearing his iconic Jason Morgan leather jacket, Burton hinted at his return, stating, “Happy anniversary, General Hospital. Stay tuned. Big things are coming to Port Charles.”