General Hospital Casting News: Kirsten Storms to Return! Jen Lilley Out!

Fan favorite Kirsten Storms is checking back into ABC’s General Hospital.

The much-loved actress, who played Maxie, left the soap last fall for medical reasons and was replaced by Jen Lilley. Lilley will soon exit, reports Soap Opera Digest, and Storms will be back on set by late August — shortly before the soap makes its move to its new time slot at 2 pm EST/1 pm PST.

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On Saturday, Lilley posted a tearful YouTube message to her fans. “Thank you for making my departure from GH easier,” she said. “Even though I’m crying, they’re happy tears. They’re tears of gratitude. You guys have been amazing.”

Storms joined ABC’s last remaining sudser in 2005. She also took part in E!’s Dirty Soap reality show last year.