Over the years, Kirsten Storms has suffered from some health issues that have forced her to take breaks from playing Maxie on GENERAL HOSPITAL. And during this most recent leave of absence, certain hurtful comments from fans caused the actress to open up on social media and confess to her ongoing struggle with depression.
After Storms tweeted to her fans that she would be back on GH “soon-ish,” they began wondering when Maxie would return. But when a fan tweeted: “When she realizes how badly drugs are ruining her life?” Storms responded firmly but confidently. “I actually suffer from severe depression,” she posted. “But kudos to you for being cool enough to tag me in that. #keeptrollin”
In the comments of one of Storms’ Instagram photos, a frustrated fan wrote: “You are beautiful but I get kind of tired of you not being truthful to your fans what’s going on,” which again inspired the daytime star to speak out.
“I try to keep my personal issues private,” Storms replied, “however I recently mentioned on Twitter that I suffer from severe depression. If you or someone you know has dealt with it, then you know it can be a difficult time in life. I’m doing much better as of late and look forward to returning to work soon.”
Dinner and dessert at @cravecafestudiocity. Delish. #happymemorialdayTweeters A post shared by Kirsten Storms (@kirstenstorms) on May 29, 2017 at 8:51pm PDT
Dinner and dessert at @cravecafestudiocity. Delish. #happymemorialdayTweeters
A post shared by Kirsten Storms (@kirstenstorms) on May 29, 2017 at 8:51pm PDT
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Storms’ Instagram and Twitter feeds have been flooded with support and love from her fans who appreciate her sharing her story and some who have confessed their own battles with depression. They have also urged the actress not to pay any mind to the negative ones.
“I could honestly care less about the few trolling negative people,” Storms tweeted. “They are just naive to the disease. I’m happy to be happy.”
And Storms does seem to be happy, having returned to social media in April after taking a few months off. She’s given herself a makeover, spent quality time with her daughter, Harper, and even enjoyed a date night out with a new guy!
We miss seeing Maxie in Port Charles as much as any fan, but we’re also happy to see that Storms is taking the time for herself to get better and heal. We want our Maximista at 100% when she returns, so we’re willing to wait!
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