GH Co-Stars React To Burton Exit

Twitter is playing home to numerous comments from the GH cast about Steve Burton's imminent exit as Jason. "Steve leaving is like a family member leaving the house," wrote Maurice Benard (Sonny). “I may cry like a little girl who just lost her puppy. "Scott Reeves (Steve) retweeted Jason Thompson's (Patrick) tribute to Burton: "Steve, quitting? I'll say this about @1SteveBurton nothing about this guy is a "quitter". Gracious, caring, professional. And a family man!" Bradford Anderson (Spinelli) teased, "It will be weird without the smell of axe body spray permeating the halls of GH… @1SteveBurton :(" Another of his Port Chuck bandmates, Brandon Barash (Johnny), wrote, "A true mensch. The halls of #GH won't be the same. But most of all, I'm sad the possibility of a JOHN-SON pairing is dead.” Threatened Kirsten Storms (Maxie) — in jest, we think — "I'm planning a protest…." Laura Wright (Carly) couldn't limit her response to 160 characters and used Twitlonger to express her sentiments: "I'm sure most of you are sad about Stevie B. but I'm sure most of you understand his need to move on and have a life change. 21 yrs is a long time. Steve [is] so talented with so many interest I am happy and excited for my friend who I will miss !!" Newcomer Erik Valdez (Trey) offered, "You've carved a solid, tough, path to follow @1SteveBurton …I'm honored I have had the chance to work along side you, if only for a while!"