Michael Easton Exits General Hospital After a Decade: "Loved Every Minute"

Easton reflects on a decade of memorable roles

by Zain ul Abedin
Michael Easton Exits General Hospital After a Decade: "Loved Every Minute"
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After ten fabulous years with 'General Hospital,' Michael Easton will take his final bow as he exits the popular daytime drama. Easton, who plays the role of Finn and other characters, has been a regular cast member of the show and has acted in over 940 episodes since joining in 2012.

Finally, on the 26th of June, which is the last episode of the show, Easton posted a video on Instagram in which he thanked the cast, crew, and viewers for their support of him in the show. "I’ve always been partial to the Irish goodbye," he said.

"That’s where you leave the party without actually telling anyone you’re gone. But I thought you all deserved better, so I just wanted to let you know that I just filmed my final scenes here at General Hospital." During his speech, he reminisced his moments with the soap opera: "I’ve loved every minute that I’ve been here.I want to thank the entire cast and crew for allowing me to share their stage this past 10 years.

Most importantly, I want to thank all of you for the kindness and love you’ve shown me and my family. I won’t ever forget you."

Easton's Heartfelt Exit

The actor ended his speech with reference to Lou Gehrig - "As I walk out here for the last time, and with apologies to the great Lou Gehrig, I feel like the luckiest man on the face of the Earth." His Instagram caption mirrored his sentiments, a simple yet powerful acknowledgment: "Thank you for your kindness.

My heart is filled with love and gratitude. #gh #goodbye"

Easton came to 'General Hospital' after portraying John McBain in 'One Life to Live.'

His exit comes as several notable characters return to the show, such as Jonathan Jackson as Lucky Spencer and Bryan Craig as Morgan Corinthos, which will bring new prospects to the series. This switch comes on the heels of the return of Steve Burton as Jason Morgan who made a comeback in the plot this year.

Burton’s character was believed to be deceased after a high-risk rescue mission of his brother Drew portrayed by Cameron Mathison. Burton's comeback was first teased during ABC’s primetime special, General Hospital: 60 Years of Stars & Storytelling.

"Happy anniversary, General Hospital," Burton said in a recorded message before the live show saying, "Stay tuned. Big things are coming to Port Charles."