Updated August 3:

Genie Francis (Laura Spencer) departed Port Charles on August 3 in order to go visit her character’s son Lucky (Jonathan Jackson). She assured her other on-screen son Nikolas (Tyler Christopher) that she would return. “General Hospital” went on a break from filming in late July and Francis took some extended time away to spend with her family.

Original Article July 20:

“General Hospital’s” Genie Francis (Port Charles’ Laura Spencer) is shortly expected to be off screen for approximately two months. Francis returned to General Hospital in June as part of the final storyline involving the exit of Luke Spencer from the show. Anthony Geary’s final airdate as Luke Spencer is July 27. Francis looks set to depart the show not long after Geary, but will return some time in September.

At this time details of how she will depart and later return are unknown. Soaps.com will keep you updated on her return date.

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– Dustin Cushman