It was recently revealed that Rebecca Budig is leaving "General Hospital." The fans really liked her character, Hayden Barnes. At first, she had trouble winning them over, but she had changed a lot, and things were going well with her and Finn. Michael Easton just posted an emotional goodbye to her on his Facebook page. These two had been working together a lot right before the announcement that she was leaving the show.

What did Michael Easton have to say?

Michael went to his Facebook page and posted a gorgeous picture of Rebecca and said "THE HARD GOODBYE." Along with this he posted the comment, " Miss my friend.

My partner in crime. The light at the end of the tunnel. The girl with the soulful eyes, a fighter's heart and so much damn talent it hurts. I know the clocks will not stop; tomorrow brings a new day but the sun will seem to shine a little less bright."

It is obvious that Michael Easton was sad to see her go. He is playing the character of Finn on "General Hospital, " and without Hayden, there is not a lot storyline going on for Finn. It will be interesting to see what they decide to do with him next.

Why did Rebecca Budig end up leaving the show?

Fans are pretty surprised that Rebecca Budig is leaving "General Hospital." Things were going well for her and her character Hayden had just found out she was pregnant.

She was really excited about the pregnancy once she got used to the idea of it. Things were looking up, so maybe this just means it was time for her to move on.

Soaps in Depth confirmed that Rebecca Budig is leaving the show and has already shot her last scene for the soap opera. She basically said that Hayden is being written off the show.

Not long after this, news came out that Steve Burton is returning. There has been some speculation that the two are connected and that they needed to let go of Rebecca to be able to afford Steve, but there has been nothing to confirm this news. Budig actually joined the show back in 2015 in a roll that could have been over very soon, but they kept her around.

Are you said to see Rebecca Budig leaving "General Hospital"? Do you think there is any truth to the rumors that they let her go so they could afford to bring back Steve Burton? Sound off in the comments section below on your thoughts, and don't miss new episodes of "General Hospital" weekdays on ABC. You never know if she will end up another soap opera, but the fans of Rebecca can't wait to see where she turns up next.