Get ready “General Hospital” fans, because you’re about to suffer from some major Port Charles withdrawal pains. Just ahead of the Labor Day holiday, ABC will not be airing new episodes of the beloved soap opera.

Instead, fans will have to wait until next week to get their fix of Jason (Steve Burton), Sam (Kelly Monaco), Michael (Chad Duell), Carly (Laura Wright), Sonny (Maurice Benard) and the rest of the residents occupying the small town.

On the Wednesday, August 29 episode of “General Hospital,” viewers will be taken back to a few months ago to relive the events that led to the tragic death of Nathan West (Ryan Paevey). ABC will run the episode from Friday, January 26, which shows the town in a desperate hunt for Cesar Faison (Anders Hove).

Those who choose to tune in to this episode will see Lulu (Emme Rylan) and Obrecht (Kathleen Gati) fight for their lives after the villain traps them in a deadly situation. Meanwhile, Nathan will attempt to rescue a pregnant Maxie (Kirsten Storms), only to be shot by his biological father, Faison.

In lighter news, Lucas (Ryan Carnes) tells his family he and Brad (Parry Shen) are adopting a baby while Alexis (Nancy Lee Grahn) and Finn (Michael Easton) share a special moment.

Even though some fans may be worried the upcoming reruns could be a sign the soap is headed for cancellation, ABC Series Executive Nathan Varni assured fans “GH” was not in danger of being taken off the air.

“You shouldn’t be worried, it’s been planned for months. Last yr we didn’t have to take additional encores because Trump interrupted the show so much. This year, with less interruptions, we needed to take some some extra days off based on the # of new eps we produce for you,” he tweeted ahead of the encore presentations.

Although fans may be disappointed that some of the more classic episodes won’t be featured during this brief break, Varni revealed certain financial restrictions have prohibited the network from diving too deep into the “GH” archives.

“Music rights, talent costs, we’re trying to find a way but as of today it’s cost prohibitive. We will be the first to announce should we strike a deal! Thank you for your feedback!” he explained.

New episodes of “General Hospital” are expected to begin airing on Tuesday, Sept. 4 at 3 p.m. EDT on ABC.