GENERAL HOSPITAL fans got worried when Brandon Barash (Johnny) tweeted "With a bittersweet, heavy heart I announce my time at GH has come to an end, as I have chosen to move on and pursue my NBA career. I love you all." And although it sounded like a joke, it is unfortunately true that the actor is exiting the soap (although probably not joining the NBA afterward!). The official Facebook page for Port Chuck, the band that Barash is part of alongside co-stars Bradford Anderson (Spinelli), Scott Reeves (ex-Steve) and Steve Burton (ex-Jason, now Dylan, THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS), posted "It is not a joke. Brandon is leaving GH." At this time, however, there are no details as to when his last airdate might be.
It's not all bad news coming out of Port Charles, though! Joining the other fan favorites returning for GH's 50th Anniversary are Vanessa Marcil (Brenda) and Ingo Rademacher (Jax)! A rep for the soap has confirmed that both actors are on their way back, and should to be sticking around for a little while. Look for them later this month!