Damon Wayans Announces He’s Quitting ‘Lethal Weapon’

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Damon Wayans has revealed in an interview that he plans to leave Lethal Weapon in December, after production on the initial 13-episode season three order wraps.

“I’m 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… Murtaugh said, ‘too old for this.'”

Asked by his off-camera interviewer, “So you’re over it?” Wayans replied — referencing his character from the series, “I’m done. Like Murtaugh said, I’m too old for this.” Asked if he’s kidding, Wayans shook his head and said “No.” As for what he’s going to do next, Wayans added, “I’m going to return to the stage and try to find my smile again.”

“This has been very hard, especially last week. My mother had surgery, my daughter had surgery and I had to look them both in the eye and go, ‘I can’t be there.’ It’s hard for me to play this loving, supportive father, husband and friend on TV and be the guy in life that’s telling everybody, ‘I can’t, I’ve got to work,'” Wayans said.\

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Damon Wayans has played Roger Murtaugh since the TV series version of the blockbuster franchise started airing on Fox in 2016

Representatives for Wayans, Warner Bros. Television, and Fox Broadcasting declined to comment.

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