Jason Thompson has released a statement confirming that he is leaving the role of GH's Patrick. "I have made the difficult decision to bid farewell to a character I've loved playing for over 10 years," he wrote on Instagram. "It was not an easy decision but I feel like it's time to hang up Dr. Patrick Drake's white coat and scrubs." Thompson then thanks the ABC brass and his GH cast and crew, as well as the fans. "General Hospital changed my life and I have you to thank for that. I am forever grateful for your love and support and for embracing me and this character all these years. I mean these words from the bottom of my heart: GH is family to me, and I will miss you all dearly." For the full statement, click here.