Fox’s reboot of the popular series “Lethal Weapon” is losing one of its biggest stars.
Damon Wayans, who plays Roger Murtaugh in the hit action series, announced on Wednesday he would be leaving the show after the third season wraps filming. (RELATED: ‘MURPHY BROWN’ DELIVERS LACKLUSTER RATINGS, BUT PLENTY OF TRUMP JABS)
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“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,” Wayans told the Electronic Urban Report this week.
He claimed he was missing important family moments for the show:
It’s hard for me to play this loving, supportive father, husband, friend on TV, and be the guy in [real] life that is telling everyone, ‘I can’t, I have to work.’ 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.
It remains unclear whether “Lethal Weapon” has been renewed for a fourth season on Fox.