General Hospital actress Kirsten Storms will take another break from soap
31 May 2016 Entertainment News
Fourth Estate Staff
Hollywood, CA, United States (4E) – “General Hospital” star Kirsten Storms has issued a statement on Twitter saying that she will be taking a break from the show due to some skin issues but it was not clear when she will be coming back.
The 32-year-old released a statement after fans were concerned regarding her absence. A photo of her statement was posted on Twitter and she started off by thanking her fans for the outpouring love and support and that she appreciates the positive messages she has received.
She then went on to confirm that she is taking a break from her work due to some skin issues she has been having noting that her doctor told her that the breakouts on her skin are due to stress. She did assure, however, that it will not take too long for her skin to be treated. The actress continued to explain that it was becoming difficult for “General Hospital” to cover up her breakouts thus the brief exit from the series.
Storms also shared, “And we all know in the biz appearance is important. In the meantime I look forward to seeing Molly on screen as I take the next few weeks to heal. Again – thanks for the love and you will see me again in no time.”
The Molly she was referring to in her statement is Molly Burnett from “CSI: Cyber, True Blood.” The actress will take her place in the role of Maxie Jones until July.
Storms has been part of “General Hospital” as Maxie Jones since 2005. She was also nominated for a Daytime Emmy for her performance back in 2009.
This is not the first time that Storms will be taking a break from the show. Back in 2011, she left the show for 10 months and the reason behind it was also medically-related. She returned to the program back in August of 2012. During her 10-month hiatus, actress Jen Lilley of “Days of Our Lives” stepped in for the role of Maxi Jones.
“General Hospital” airs weekdays on ABC.