Did General Hospital star Kirsten Storms have brain surgery?

GENERAL Hospital’s Kirsten Storms has been playing the role of Maxie Jones in the soap opera since 2005. 

The actress is also known for playing Zenon Kar in the Disney Channel Zenon trilogy movies.

Did General Hospital star Kirsten Storms have brain surgery?

Kirsten Storms, 37, revealed to her followers that she is recovering from brain surgery.

The actress shared a series of videos explaining that she was headed home from the hospital after having surgery the week of June 1, 2021.

In the clip, Storms said: “There really is no filter that's going to make this better for me right now," she quipped in the first clip. 

"So I've not really spoken about this much or at all actually. Less than 48 hours ago I had brain surgery, hence the neck brace, it was on the lower portion of my brain. 

“Em is taking care of me until I get to my at home nurse, [referring to her friend and former costar Emme Rylan.]

With Storms adding: "It's been an interesting last couple of days.”

Why did Kirsten Storms get surgery?

In the Instagram clips, Storms said her brain surgery was necessary to remove "a very large cyst that had split into two."

She added: "What they had to drain and remove was not cancer — I want to clarify that right now before the internet goes crazy wild with rumors about this.

"I had a very large cyst that had split into two and the doctor said it was like so full the pressure was very noticeable when they opened up my skull, sounds so weird."

Storms said she was going to be in recovery for a few weeks, saying: “I will be on the mend for the next several weeks but I will be back at work when this is over with.”

The actress said she plans to relax and knit to pass the time.

“Let’s see if I can speak a foreign language now,” she joked. “Maybe I can learn some things.”

Who is Kirsten Storms dating?

Storms is in a relationship with musician Elias Reidy.

The couple started dating in 2006 and have had an on-off relationship since.

Previously, Storms was married to her General Hospital co-star Brandon Barash. The couple secretly married in 2013 but divorced in 2016.

She and Brandon had one child together, a daughter named Harper Rose Barash.

She has also been romantically linked to Ben Hogestyn, Josh Henderson, and Erik-Michael Estrada.

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