General Hospital's Kirsten Storms Temporarily Exits


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.