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GH’s Kirsten Storms Reveals How She Injured Her Hand


If you wonder what happened to Maxie’s hand in upcoming episodes of GENERAL HOSPITAL, it’s because portrayer Kirsten Storms injured herself in real life and has to wear a brace as she heals. But she’s keeping a good sense of humor about the whole thing!

“Lesson I learned recently,” the actress shared on Instagram with a pic of her hand. “Swinging a heavy trash bag, to get it inside of a dumpster, could result in said trash bag gaining quite a bit of momentum… making it spin… causing the drawstring to tie onto your fingers. (Hey, I didn’t say this was my brightest moment!) If you’re wondering, yes, the trash bag will try to take your fingers into the dumpster as well.”

While the accident sounds terribly painful, Storms is keeping her spirits up and wanted to share the news of her injury both to warn her fans to be careful and also to explain what happened when the episodes of GH she is taping now finally air. “I will be wearing this brace on the show and I thought some of you might be curious about why I am rocking it,” she said. “Juuuuust taking out the trash.”

Kirsten Storms hand brace

A sense of humor is important when dealing with mishaps like this, and Storms also shared a hilarious exchange she had with ex-husband Brandon Barash (Jake, DAYS OF OUR LIVES). “My middle finger is the most damaged part of my hand and Brandon said it was karma for all of the times I’ve flipped him off,” she reported. “When I told him that I’ve flipped him off more times in my head, he responded, “And look what happened to your brain…

“He might be on to something,” she joked, referencing the brain surgery she underwent last year to remove a cyst. Storms also revealed in a hashtag on her post that she hasn’t been able to write a to-do list for two weeks!

Please join us in wishing Storms a very speedy recovery and hopefully, we don’t have to see Maxie (or her portrayer) sporting this brace for too long! Get well soon!

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