'Lethal Weapon' Shocker: Damon Wayans Says He's Quitting The Show
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'Lethal Weapon' Shocker: Damon Wayans Says He's Quitting The Show

In less than a year, Fox’s Lethal Weapon TV series reboot will have lost both of its leads.

After Clayne Crawford was fired following his on-set behavior, Damon Wayans now says he will be departing the show.

In an exclusive interview with Electronic Urban Report, Wayans revealed the news.

“I am going to be quitting the show in December after we finish the initial 13. So, I really don’t know what they’re planning, but that’s what I’m planning. I’m a 58-year-old diabetic, and I’m working 16-hour days,” he said.

With Wayans leaving, it is unknown if Fox will bring it back at the top of 2019 for another nine episodes after the first 13 episodes of the season air this year.

“I’m done. Like Murtaugh said, I’m too old for this,” Wayans continued. On what’s next, he said, “I’m going to return to the stage and try to find my smile again. It’s hard for me to play this loving, supportive father, husband, friend on TV and be the guy in life that is telling everyone, ‘I can’t; I have to work.'”

He detailed how his mother and daughter recently had surgeries, and he couldn’t be there. “You have to look yourself in the eye and go, ‘Who are you?’ It can’t all be about work. I’m from a big family, a loving family. I haven’t seen them. All the family gatherings, I’m too tired, or I can’t because it conflicts with work … I have seven grandkids. I’ve been missing recitals and graduations. To me, it’s just not worth it. There is a better way to live life.”

You can watch the full interview below:

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