COVID-19: Common Hospital actor Steve Burton says he has been fired over his refusal to get vaccinated | Latest News Table

COVID-19: Common Hospital actor Steve Burton says he has been fired over his refusal to get vaccinated

Award-winning Common Hospital actor Steve Burton has been let go from his position within the US cleaning soap, over his determination to refuse the COVID-19 vaccine.

Burton, who has performed the position of Jason Morgan within the long-running US cleaning soap since 1991, confirmed the information in an Instagram video on Tuesday night.

The present, which is made by Disney-owned ABC Studios, requires its Zone A (these actively engaged on set) actors and employees to be vaccinated towards COVID-19.

He stated: “Sadly, Common Hospital has let me go due to the vaccine mandate. I did apply for my medical and spiritual exemptions, and each of these had been denied. Which, , hurts.

“However that is additionally about private freedom to me.”

Burton went on to say: “Possibly someday if these mandates are lifted, I can return and end my profession as Jason Morgan. That will be an honour.”

ABC has since confirmed that Burton’s departure is linked to his non-compliance with the present’s vaccine mandate.

He follows colleague Ingo Rademacher out the present’s door, who was additionally let go for publicly refusing to adjust to the present’s vaccine mandate.

Utilizing Instagram, Rademacher often rallied towards vaccine mandates, telling those that had taken the jab that they had been solely doing for themselves.

Ingo Rademacher (L) and Steve Burton (R) have opposed vaccine mandates. Pic: AP
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Ingo Rademacher (L) and Steve Burton (R) have opposed vaccine mandates. Pic: AP

His closing episodes aired this week.

Many movie and TV studios within the US have mandated its Zone A workers and actors should be vaccinated, in an effort to get productions totally up and working once more.

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