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A day after Marcus Coloma broke the Internet with a routine that answered the question “So you think you can dance?” with a resounding, “Yes!” — watch it here — the General Hospital leading man returned to Instagram to thank his followers for their enthusiastic reviews… and address the elephant in the room: his exit as Nikolas.


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“It’s hard to even say it,” he sighed. “I get so sad when I think about it.”

Coloma, who resurrected Nikolas in 2019 after Tyler Christopher’s abrupt departure, was reluctant to get into the specifics of his situation.  “I don’t know what I can or can’t say,” he admitted, “other than what an in ride.

“There’s such a family feeling at General Hospital, which I felt so blessed to be a part of,” he added. As for you… “The fans are the best fans in the entire world, and I think a lot of that is just because you guys have been watching for such a long time. Thanks for including me, thanks for the love… ”

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Looks like there will be no do-over for “Nava.”

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As you’d expect, Coloma’s on-set buddy Maurice Benard (Sonny) couldn’t resist trying to make light of the turn of events. “Maurice said he’s gonna change his number on me,” Coloma deadpanned. “But I know where he lives. I know where Kin Shriner (Scotty) lives.” So we can at least look forward to more of their Instagram tomfoolery. (Sample some here.)

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