Former Disney Channel Star Kirsten Storms Reveals She's Recovering From Brain Surgery

Zenon Star Kirsten Storms is on the road to recovery, after sharing with her Instagram followers that she recently underwent brain surgery.

By Alyssa Morin Jun 06, 2021 10:51 PMTags
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UPDATE: Kirsten Storms is sharing more details about her recent brain surgery.

"First, thank you for all of the well wishes I've received over the last few days," the General Hospital actress began her Instagram post on Sunday, June 6. "Little bit of info for those who are wondering...I spent the last few years having random health issues that I disregarded as side affects [sic] to my medications or just something I was experiencing due to age."
The former Disney Channel star then explained that she got an MRI after suffering from "severe neck pain," which she believed caused her "frequent migraines." She said her doctor to do an MRI on her head, noting, "That's when we stumbled upon a rather large, very full of fluid, cyst that was attached to the lower portion of brain."
"I feel very fortunate that my situation wasn't more serious and that I had a wonderful neurosurgeon who immediately knew how to fix it," Kirsten shared. "I'm not gonna lie, brain surgery had me nervous, but I'm immensely thankful to my family, friends, and incredible 'work family' who have been supportive, kind and loving during a time when I've been feeling a lot of emotions."
Keep on reading to learn more about Kirsten's road to recovery, which she discussed Saturday, June 5. 
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The ZenonGirl of the 21st Century actress took to Instagram Stories on Friday, June 4 to give her followers an update on her health. During her videos, Kirsten not only appeared in good spirits, but explained that she had surgery earlier this week, so she's on the road to recovery.

"Sorry for the shock you guys," the 37-year-old actress captioned her post, which showed her wearing a neck brace.

"There really is no filter that's going to make this better for me right now," she shared in her first Instagram Story video, adding, "I've not really spoken about this much or at all actually. Less than 48 hours ago, I had brain surgery, hence the neck brace. It was on the lower portion of my brain."

"Em is taking care of me until I get to my at-home nurse," she said, referring to her friend and former General Hospital co-star Emme Rylan. "It's been an interesting last couple of days."

Kirsten went on to explain the reason for her surgery, explaining to her followers, "What they had to drain and remove was not cancer. I want to clarify that right now before the internet goes crazy wild with rumors about this."

She added, "I had a very large cyst that had split into two and the doctor said it was, like, so full, the pressure was very noticeable when they opened up my skull. It sounds so weird."


As she begins the healing process, the General Hospital actress said she's taking time off before returning to work. If anything, she plans to take advantage of this free time to knit.

"I will be on the mend for the next several weeks, but I will be back at work when this is over with," Kirsten noted, with Emme interjecting, "I think you can take a moment."

Before signing off, she pointed out that she "had the surgery a couple of days ago, so, yes, I was in the hospital for a few days. We're not taking me straight home right after brain surgery." 

(This article was originally published on Saturday, June 5, 2021 at 10:04 a.m. PST)