‘GH’ Steve Burton Breaks Silence About Pain He Endured Recently

Steve Burton - YouTube/State of Mind with Maurice Benard

General Hospital star Steve Burton opened up about the pain he has endured over the last few years during a conversation with Maurice Benard. The pair discussed a variety of topics on a recent two-part episode of Benard’s podcast “State Of Mind.” Keep reading to see what the GH co-stars talked about and what Steve Burton revealed about his time away from the soap opera.

Steve Burton Shares His Life-Changing Routine

The June 9 episode of “State Of Mind” featured Steve Burton as Maurice Benard’s guest. Both Steve and Maurice have starred in General Hospital for decades. The pair are also real-life friends.

During the two-part conversation, Maurice and Steve dove into a number of topics, including mental health. Maurice Benard has addressed mental health issues several times on his podcast. During his discussion with Steve Burton, Maurice jumped in to commend his friend for the tough times he’s been through recently.

Maurice Benard - YouTube/State of Mind with Maurice Benard
YouTube/State of Mind with Maurice Benard

He opened up about his routine, which he calls a “program.” In one month’s time, he has taught the same program to 500 women. It requires dedication and sticking to a schedule.

The General Hospital star said that he wakes up just before 4 a.m. each day. Before he does anything else, he works on getting himself to a place of gratitude.

“I do prayer, I do mediation, I do breathing,” he told Maurice Benard. “I do some visualization of the things that I want in my life and the things that I’m grateful for. And as an actor, it’s easy, because we feel gratitude.”

Maurice Applauds Steve For His Perserverance

As Steve was talking about his routine, Maurice asked him, “Can I just say one thing?” He continued, “I believe that what you’ve been through in the last two, three years is one of the most difficult things any man can go through.”

Neither of them went into detail about what Maurice was referring to. However, it is known that Steve Burton has gone through a tough divorce. On top of that, he was only recently welcomed back to General Hospital after being let go in 2021. Steve refused to get the COVID vaccine and ABC had a mandate at the time that stated all actors on ABC sets must be vaccinated.

“I believe now that I hear you talking, that you had to go through that to be able to do what you’re doing now,” Maurice told Steve. To which his GH co-star replied, “One hundred percent.”

Steve Burton-YouTube
Steve Burton-YouTube

Steve Burton continued, saying that he wouldn’t wish what happened to him on anyone.

“I believe God was preparing me because I was doing this routine that I’m talking about for a year prior,” he said. “Life’s going to smack you in your face and you really figure out who you are during the tough times.”

Check out the conversation with Maurice Benard below and let us know what you think in the comments.

Amanda Blankenship

One Comment

  1. Love Steve Burton! So happy to see him back on General Hospital and equally thrilled to see him bounce back from a difficult personal struggle. Wishing him continued success and happiness!💗

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