Kirsten Storms is putting her health first and letting ‘General Hospital’ take a back seat for a bit. Read her full statement on why she’s taking a break from her ABC family.
It’s hard to imagine General Hospital without seeing Kirsten Storms‘ face, but the 32-year-old mother and actress just revealed that she actually needs to take care of a health issue, that’s being caused by stress!
“Tweeters! First, thank you for the outpouring of love & support. I appreciate all the positive message I’ve received,” she wrote on Twitter. “Second, yes I am taking a little break from work due to some skin issues I’ve been having.”
She continued, “My dr’s 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, it was becoming too difficult for GH to cover up. And we all know in this biz appearance is important.”
This is not the first time Kirsten has taken a break from the show; she left in fall of 2011 after experiencing issues from endometriosis. Now, Maxie Jones will be temporarily played by Days of Our Lives‘ Molly Burnett; the news was broke by Daytime Confidential, and confirmed by Kirsten in this tweet.
Last month, it was reported that Kirsten and her GH costar Brandon Barash had divorced after a three year marriage; so it will of course be good for her to have some time to de-stress.
On May 29, she posted the following on Twitter:
We have to say it’s great that she’s putting her health first and taking some time to herself! We hope to see her get better real soon. Do you think Molly will be a good fill in? Let us know!