steve burton GENERAL HOSPITAL - Stve Burton plays "Jason" on the Emmy-winning daytime drama "General Hospital" which airs Monday-Friday (3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. GH18(ABC/Craig Sjodin)STEVE BURTON
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And that wasn’t the only bad news that he had to share. As if it wasn’t enough!

On Friday the 13th, appropriately enough, Steve Burton took to social media on the eve of what was supposed to be the kickoff of his tour with General Hospital castmate Bradford Anderson. Alas, it was not going to begin as planned.

“We have the unfortunate news that we have to reschedule this August tour,” he said in a video shared to Twitter by Coastal Entertainment, “and we are so bummed out by that because it was already rescheduled.”

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What happened? “Long story short,” explained the Emmy winner, who’s played Jason off and on for the past three decades, “I was exposed  [to COVID-19] at work, I tested Wednesday — I tested negative, and then I wanted to take another test before I got on an airplane to be safe to come up and see you guys, and I tested positive.”

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On the plus side, the actor, a walking Men’s Health cover if ever there was one, hasn’t wound up in the dire straits into which the coronavirus has dropped so many people. In fact, “I feel fine,” he said. “I have no symptoms other than being really bummed that we can’t see you guys.”

Well, since Burton’s tour with Spinelli’s portrayer has had to be delayed once again, maybe you can still get your fix. On your way to the comments to wish the actor a speedy recovery, stop off at the below photo gallery, which offers up an inside look at real-life soap-star bromances like the longtime co-stars’.