STEVE Burton was a member of the General Hospital cast on and off since 1991.

On Tuesday, November 23, 2021, the actor confirmed he has been fired from the show.

Steve Burton was fired from General Hospital

Following an onset of rumors regarding his status on General Hospital, Steve Burton took to his Instagram account to make the announcement that he had officially been let go from the show.

Alongside a video of him explaining why he's been fired, Burton wrote ...Hey! I wanted you to hear it from me. I love and appreciate all of you!...

“I wanted you to hear it from me personally.” he said in the video.

“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.”

The vaccine mandate for Zone A at General Hospital went into effect on November 1, 2021. Zone A includes those present on set when the actors aren’t wearing masks, and the actors themselves.

Burton reportedly tested positive for COVID-19 in August of this year.

General Hospital remains the only daytime drama series on television to require a vaccine from its actors.

Other network dramas - such as NBC's Days of Our Lives and CBS’ The Young and the Restless - are following CDC-recommended guidelines, testing, and social distancing as opposed to a vaccine mandate.

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Who is Steve Burton?

Born on June 28, 1970, Steve Burton is an American actor and director.

His full name is Jack Stephen Burton, and he was born in Indianapolis, Indiana.

After graduating from Beverly Hills High School in 1988, Steve Burton stepped into his longtime role of Jason Morgan on ABC's General Hospital.

In 1998, Burton won a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series.

Aside from his time on the soap opera, Burton has appeared in various films, television shows, and video games.

He had roles in sci-fi miniseries Taken, as well as 2001's The Last Castle.

Burton is a voice actor for the Kingdom Hearts video game franchise, as well as the Final Fantasy franchise.

In 2012, Burton left his position at General Hospital and began a run on fellow soap, The Young and the Restless. He portrayed Dylan McAvoy on the show until 2016, earning another Daytime Emmy Award.

He returned to his position on General Hospital the following year, in June of 2017.

Burton is married to Sheree Gustin, and has been since January of 1999.

The couple have three children together: Brooklyn, Makena, and Jack.

Steve Burton was a member of General Hospital's cast since the 1990sGetty Images - Getty

What is Steve Burton's net worth?

According to Celebrity Net Worth, Burton has an estimated net worth of around $3million.

He has also appeared in Cyber Tracker and Cyber Tracker 2, as well as Days of Our Lives.

Burton is credited with directing the 2005 short, Laws of Gambling.

Burton appeared on High Stakes Poker season three, and donated his earnings to his fan club for the building of a clubhouse.

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