"General Hospital" fans got the shock of their lives with the recently announced soap news. It has been a long time since Steve Burton held the role of Jason Morgan. He was Jason through and through and when he left to join "The Young and the Restless," fans mourned him. It was later announced that Billy Miller would be stepping into the role and while he has done an okay job, it just isn't the same.

A shocking return

According to Soap Opera Digest, Steve Burton is headed back to "General Hospital." The details are basically non-existent but an Instagram video posted to the official "General Hospital" account confirmed the news.

This is huge news and it also confirms theories that Rebecca Budig may have been fired in order to free up money for Burton's return. News of his impending return has been circulating since November. It was speculated that he was leaving "The Young and the Restless" to return to his home in Port Charles. At the time, Burton denied that was the reason and has remained silent since his exit from Genoa City.

There are so many questions surrounding this news. Will Steve Burton be playing Jason Morgan? Is the Billy Miller version a fake? Fans have been in a flurry across social media and now, there are speculations running wild. It is possible that Burton will resume his role but it is also possible that he has been asked back to fill a new role.

This has happened with Michael Easton a few times and it has seemed to work.

What does this mean for Billy Miller?

Rumors have already begun swirling that Billy Miller may be headed back to "The Young and the Restless." Fans have been aching for him to come back since he left the show but as of now, he is still locked into a contract with "General Hospital." There has been no concrete proof that he would return to the CBS soap but if he did, there would be plenty of viewers who would tune in to watch it.

Fans of both shows are waiting for more details on Burton's return and how it will affect Billy Miller.

There is some concern that "General Hospital" used this opportunity to try and drive up ratings. Steve Burton leaving caused a lot of viewers to jump ship and many moved over to "The Young and the Restless." This news is going to cause a lot of hype and even more rumors.

The next few weeks are going to be intense while waiting on the details of Burton's return to Port Charles. After five years without Steve Burton on "General Hospital," the summer is about to heat up.