General Hospital star Kirsten Storms has confirmed that she will be going on hiatus from the daytime soap opera for health reasons.

Kirsten Storms Taking Beak From ‘GH’

Storms, 32, announced her scheduled break from General Hospital on Twitter over the weekend, and explained her reason for taking the time off.

“I am taking a little break from work due to some skin issues I’ve been having. 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),” the actress wrote. “However, it was becoming too difficult for GH to coverup.”

Storms continued, “We all know this biz appearance is important. In the meantime I look forward to seeing Molly on screen as I take the next few weeks to heal. Again – thanks for the love and you will see me again in no time!”

While Storms gets well, Molly Burnett (CSI: Cyber, True Blood) will step in to play the part of Maxie Jones. Storms, who began playing Maxie on General Hospital in 2005, will return in July, reported Entertainment Weekly.

Storms was previously forced to take 10 months off from General Hospital in 2011 due to medical complications. During that absence, Jen Lilley (Days of Our Lives) played Maxie.

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