HomeTVABCGeneral Hospital’s Kirsten Storms Temporarily Exits Jillian Bowe September 14, 2011 ABC, Comings & Goings, General Hospital, News, Soap Opera 27 Comments Soap Opera Digest is reporting Kirsten Storms will take a leave of absence at General Hospital due to an illness. According to a statement by the show: Due to illness of Kirsten Storms, the role of Maxie Jones will be temporarily recast by Jen Lilley with a first airdate of September 28. The cast and crew of General Hospital wish Kirsten a speedy recovery and look forward to welcoming her back to the set soon. 27 Responses Dariclone September 14, 2011 I love Kirsten Storms. I hope she gets well soon and is able to come back to GH! Log in to Reply mipeony September 14, 2011 Aw, I hope she gets better soon. It just won’t be GH without our sassy Maxie! Log in to Reply qeeerm September 14, 2011 Hope she gets better love Kristen Storms. Log in to Reply arielade September 14, 2011 Nooo! I hope she’s okay and hope she’s back really really soon! Log in to Reply soapjunkie88 September 14, 2011 I hope she gets well very soon! Log in to Reply marieperoy September 14, 2011 Sorry to be catty but everything about this spells R-E-H-A-B Log in to Reply SoapyBitch September 14, 2011 Marieperoy, that’s what I thought too. Who knows, but I do hope she gets well soon because I enjoy her as Maxie. She looked so thin in a show two days ago, but she’s always been thin during my recent GH tenure. It just always catches me by suprise because she must be tiny in real life. Is Dirty Soap still filming? I wonder if this will be addressed. Log in to Reply GHFan777 September 14, 2011 It probably is rehab…1-2 months is the typical amount of time for that…Real illness is kind of hard to pin down to a absolute time…She is thin… way too thin…it could also be another kind of addiction…She could be suffering from an eating disorder such as bulimia or anorexia…..I am curious about Dirty Soap though…whether or not they are going to cover this…I checked…Kirsten hasn’t tweeted since 8/28…You would think she would tweet to let her fans know…or a spokesperson for her. GH came out and said what was wrong with Becky..no one is saying here..which makes me think rehab for something. Log in to Reply pumpkin September 14, 2011 I hope she gets well. I will not miss her character. I think Maxie should have grown a little by now. She still acts like a child and speaks like one. Log in to Reply GHFan777 September 15, 2011 I forgot to say…Big hug to Kirsten…I love the character of Maxie…Whatever is going on with you…I hope you feel better soon. Log in to Reply JasonMorganIsAHottie September 15, 2011 Kirsten could be out for any number of reasons, family illness, etc. Maybe she has Celiac issues/gluten intolerance, Sarah J Brown had her thin moments on GH due to that issue, occasionally she tweets about it now & then. In any case, Godspeed to Kirsten. Log in to Reply SwanQueen59 September 15, 2011 Get well, sweetheart. Come back happy and healthy. Will say prayers and send you nothing but good thoughts and wishes. 0:) Log in to Reply sassysdreams September 15, 2011 Soap In Depth posted this on Facebook… GH Star Recast! abc.soapsindepth.com For the next few months, a different blonde will be playing GENERAL HOSPITAL’s Maxie: Kirsten Storms has temporarily been recast, reportedly due to an illness, with Jen Lilley, a regular on MTV’s comedy improv show DISASTER DATE. Log in to Reply JaSamLover September 15, 2011 I’ve loved Kirsten since I was nine and she was Disney’S Zenon, so whatever is wrong with her, I hope she gets better soon. I don’t like the idea of a Maxie recast – even a temporary one. Especially since they seemed to be going back to a Maxie/Spinelli angle and Kirsten and Bradford have a such unique chemistry. Log in to Reply GHfan-4now September 15, 2011 Get well soon, Kirsten! Log in to Reply Smallboy September 15, 2011 Pathetic! They don’t learn anything. Please, go to a new era, no more stupid recast for a couple of days. This is a good quality televisión series or a crappy programa? Primetime never will do this crappy thing… Things like this are the explanation of the agonizing decline of soaps. If you don’t change the concepts and respect the public, there will be no public … The ratings are clear. Log in to Reply lostfan September 15, 2011 I absolutely think it’s rehab–no info given about her “illness””, she hasn’t been tweeting, and her appearance and offscreen personality Log in to Reply An_Emmy_For_Julia_Pace_Mitchell September 15, 2011 I wonder if Bradford Anderson came down with that illness, too? Can you imagine episodes without “The Jackal, P.I.”??? I can … and they make me smile! =) Log in to Reply alstonboy4315 September 15, 2011 Why even bother with an “emergency recast”? If this soap were REALLY interested in reserving its resources and saving money, they would simply write Maxie off for an indefinite period of time, or simply not show her onscreen. God knows they are capable of doing the same thing with other characters like Edward, Tracy and up until recent months, Monica and Bobbie Spencer. Anyone remember Bobbie Spencer? These emergency recasts really irk me. They are pointless and distracting. Log in to Reply ahanshew September 16, 2011 I’ve been worried about her for a while. I am about 7 episodes behind on GH and Maxie is currently wearing a sweater dress and Kirsten looks SOOOO thin. Log in to Reply Smallboy September 16, 2011 They want a future, but they live in the past. The old rules, like emergency recast, are trash! Please, give us a quality show not a fast food show. Log in to Reply got2luvmel September 16, 2011 ICAM with alston Log in to Reply kwisser October 13, 2011 I miss Kristen but they really did an excellent job casting her emergency replacement! From the get-go she had the same speech patterns, mannerisms, etc. Even without an announcement you’d know which part she was playing. Hope Kristen gets better soon. I feel kind of attached to her since watching her grow up starting with the kid shows my daughter used to watch her on. Log in to Reply tanner411 October 14, 2011 I agree. Please get well soon Kirsten. Log in to Reply arielade October 17, 2011 I can’t believe all the mean people on here talking about her going to rehab when they had no facts to back up salacious lies. Do you all feel like @$$holes now that you know she’s been diagnosed with endometreosis?? You should!! Endometreosis is an INCREDIBLY PAINFUL HORRIFIC, AND INCURABLE disease. Poor dear will only start to feel better when she hits MENOPAUSE. She has been doing amazingly well to suck it up for this long and still show up to work!! How many of you people could eat or go to work when your insides feel like they are being RIPPED out of you??? But no one gives her any credit for hanging in there or toughing it out for such a long time. Everyone just wants to assume she’s a drunk or a drug addict. I have never heard anything prior to this absence about her missing work or showing up unprepared, to assume anything other than her being really really ill is just plain MEAN. Godspeed Kirsten and I hope you get the help you need to start being able to live life a little bit more pain free. Log in to Reply zoe2 October 19, 2011 I’m so glad you cleared this up for everyone. I watched Dirty Soap and Kirsten future sister in law told Farah on the phone that it was endometreosis…so maybe next time people will think before they speak Log in to Reply blake3b October 23, 2011 That is messed up that people on here assumed it was rehab. At least own up to it and apologize for that. Log in to Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply You must be logged in to post a comment.