Kirsten Storms Returning to GH

General Hospital's Kirsten Storms Returning as Maxie in August

When Kirsten Storms told her fans that they’d be seeing her again “in no time,” she really meant it: The General Hospital leading lady will be back on air as Maxie the first week of August, TVLine has confirmed.

In May, the actress began a leave of absence from ABC’s daytime drama to recover from what she described in a tweet as “breakouts due to stress,” which became “too difficult for GH to cover up.

“And we all know,” she added, “in this biz, appearance is important.”

In her absence, Days of Our Lives alumna Molly Burnett (ex-Melanie) stepped in to keep Maxie’s front-burner storyline warm. (Ironically, Storms’ break came right on the heels of co-star Tyler Christopher taking a temporary leave from his role of Nikolas, which is now being played by Sunset Beach grad Nick Stabile.) Soap Opera Digest first reported the news of Storms’ imminent return.

What do you think, GH fans? On a scale of 1 (yay) to 10 (YAY!!!), how glad will you be to have Storms back in Port Charles?