On her way back.

Updated January 20:

It looks like Kirsten Storms won’t be returning to Port Charles as expected. A rep for ABC stated, “Kirsten Storms will not be able to return to ‘General Hospital’ as soon as originally hoped and announced. Jen Lilley will continue to play Maxie Jones for the foreseeable future.”

Originally posted January 9:

Soap Opera Digest reports that Kirsten Storms is returning to Port Charles. After a few months off due to illness, Storms will start taping scenes as Maxie at the end of January. Since her episodes won’t start airing until late February, that means Jen Lilley will remain onscreen in the role for the next several weeks.

Soaps.com welcomes Kirsten back to “General Hospital” and thanks Jen Lilley for the wonderful job she has done filling in.

Hopefully, Storms will return before Kimberly McCullough leaves GH so the onscreen cousins can say goodbye. Join us on Twitter @soapoperafan, and Facebook. Come tweet and Facebook with us about “General Hospital,” all the other soap operas, “Dirty Soap,” “Glee,” “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Vampire Diaries” and “Venice the Series!”

– Lori Wilson