“Unfortunately, ‘General Hospital’ has let me go because of the vaccine mandate,” mentioned Burton, who has portrayed Jason Morgan at the sunlight hours drama on and off since 1991. “I did apply for my medical and religious exemptions and both of those were denied. Which, you know, hurts.”
He added that “this is also about personal freedom to me” and mentioned he “doesn’t think anyone should lose their livelihood over this.”
Burton expressed his gratitude for his time at the display and didn’t rule out perhaps returning.
“Maybe one day if these mandates are lifted I can return and finish my career as Jason Morgan,” he mentioned. “That would be an honor. And if not, I’m gonna take this amazing experience, move forward and be forever grateful.”
He mentioned he used to be not sure as to when his remaining scenes at the display would air.
CNN has reached out to reps for ABC and “General Hospital” for remark.