Kirsten Storms (Maxie) has reached out over social media to explain to fans why she’s taking a leave of absence from GENERAL HOSPITAL, leading to Molly Burnett (ex-Melanie, DAYS OF OUR LIVES) stepping in as a temporary recast.
“I am taking a little break from work due to some skin issues I’ve been having,” she posted to 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,” Storms added, “it was becoming too difficult for GH to cover up. And we all know in this business, appearance is important. In the meantime, I look forward to seeing Molly on screen as I take the next few weeks to heal.”
She also thanked her fans for all the love and support they’ve shown her during this time. “I appreciate the positive messages I’ve received,” she wrote. “Thanks for the love, and you will see me again in no time!”
We wish Storms all the best for a speedy recovery!
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