General Hospital star Kirsten Storms just took to Instagram to share some upsetting news with her fans. The actress, who plays Maxie on the ABC soap, just sustained an injury that is definitely going to cramp her style.
Storms shared a selfie via Instagram, and it shows her wearing a brace on one of her wrists. Kirsten detailed that the good news is that she didn’t break any bones. The bad news, the General Hospital star says, is that she has been told by her doctor to rest her left hand for a while.
It sounds as if Kirsten was heading down a Slip and Slide outdoors, surely while playing with her daughter Harper, when the injury occurred. A sprinkler head under the Slip and Slide seemingly caught Storms as she slid down and now she’s got a very swollen and bruised left arm.
Those who follow Storms on Instagram know that she and her co-star Emme Rylan (Lulu) are quite passionate about knitting. Apparently, one of Kirsten’s first questions for her doctor was whether this injury meant she had to stop knitting for now. It seems that her doctor may have been a little surprised by this particular question, and the General Hospital star tried to knit soon after getting home anyway.
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Always a good idea to make sure there are no sprinkler heads underneath the Slip and Slide before takeoff. NBD – no broken bones, just a very swollen and partially black hand. @emmerylan has already seen me try to knit like this…it wasn’t cute and was excruciatingly slow (ok ok and also painful). To all the #summerknitalongwithemandk people – I’m down, but not out!! You haven’t seen the last of my Downtown Cardigan ????????♀️ Side note: I wish I had a picture of the Orthopedic doctor’s face after he told me not to be using my left hand and I very seriously asked him if that also meant no knitting. It was Instagram worthy.
Kirsten and Emme have inspired many of their General Hospital fans to knit along with them this summer. The two General Hospital stars have started a hashtag to document their “knit along,” and they have been coaching followers on how to knit a bag or a sweater. Storms insists that this hand injury is not going to keep her from finishing her cardigan sweater.
Will the General Hospital star’s injury end up being incorporated into Kirsten’s storyline? That much isn’t known yet, and this may be something the crew can work around. As it happens, this is just the latest of several cast injuries that have happened this summer.
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In this moment (at 8:30am) @emmerylan and I are sewing together pieces of my @Lionbrandyarn Wool Ease Thick & Quick “Downtown Cardigan”. She’s also telling me that this shows how much she loves me, but she wants me to know that she won’t ever offer to pick me up from the airport. #theonlythingworsethansewingtogetherasweaterisdrivingtotheairport #friendshiplimitations #rideordiebutnoridetotheairport #wewokeuplikethis #knittersofinstagram #summerknitalongwithemandk #downtowncardigan #lionbrandyarn (@allaboutami <—- pattern designer!)
The Inquisitr recently noted that Laura Wright (Carly) broke her foot a few weeks ago. She is using a scooter to get around for now, just like co-star Kin Shriner (Scott) had to do for a while this summer, too. In addition, Leslie Charleson (Monica) recently had surgery on her hand after injuring it while rescuing her tortoise from a hillside.
Although Kirsten Storms appears to be in a fair amount of pain with this fresh injury, it looks like she’s doing her best to maintain a sense of humor about it. General Hospital fans will need to wait a while to see if this injury shows up for Maxie on-screen, and they’ll be hoping that the actress can get back to her regular knitting pace quickly.