The soap world was thrown into a bit of a tizzy the evening of May 16 when GENERAL HOSPITAL star Kin Shriner (Scott) posted a tweet that seemed to indicate he was leaving the soap!
“I just found out Scotty was written out,” he wrote. “I thank you GH fans for decades of supporting me!”
Some admirers questioned whether the actor’s Twitter account had been hacked, but others pointed out that he had previously made statements of this nature. In fact, Shriner tweeted in December 2021, “Scotty’s run is done, so heading to Florida to ride Vespa around the tropics!” We all know that Scott finally made a comeback on our screens.
The character of Scotty Baldwin first appeared back in the mid-‘60s played by child actor Johnny Whitaker and after a series of young actors was aged to an adult in 1977 when Shriner took over the role. He has come and gone numerous times from GH over the decades, so this could just be another visit to the backburner until Scott’s story heats back up again.
Recently, Scott entered into a beloved by the public relationship with Liesl Obrecht. Unfortunately, he offended Obrecht by defending Liz in court, and she has so far found it challenging to forgive him. Scott might go lick his wounds and wait for Obrecht to change her mind on her own, even though it would seem more in character for him to keep trying to win her back.
So keep watching GH to see what happens, and keep checking back here at SoapsInDepth.com for the latest casting updates!