Although GENERAL HOSPITAL doesn't comment on contract statues, Kelly Sullivan (Connie) herself has confirmed her exit, saying that she will not be returning after August.
The actress joined the soap in September of 2011 as a Kate recast, and soon won over fans as she portrayed both that character and her alternate personality, Connie, in a dramatic storyline twist. While it would seem that GH is currently setting up a Connie/Sonny/Olivia triangle, this news coming on the heels of Lisa LoCicero (Olivia) signing a new contract would seem to indicate that Olivia won't have much competition for Sonny.
While there were reports that Sullivan and GH were unable to come to terms on a new contract, she insists that is not the case. "This is not a contract issue," she posted in a Facebook statement. "I have been written off the show.
"I have no ill feelings towards any of the staff or crew connected to the show or the network," she adds. "I will miss everyone dearly."
Look for more from Sullivan in an upcoming issue of ABC Soaps In Depth!