Damon Wayans Announces He’s Quitting ‘Lethal Weapon’ TV Show: “I’m Too Old For This”

Damon Wayans Announces He’s Quitting ‘Lethal Weapon’ TV Show: “I’m Too Old For This”

Damon Wayans says he’s DONE with “Deadly Weapon.” The actor introduced this morning (by way of EurWeb) that he’s quitting the hit Fox collection, efficient this December after he finishes filming the preliminary 13 episodes for the present’s upcoming third season.

“I’m a 58-year-old diabetic, and I’m working 16-hour days,” so he’s simply over the entire thing at this level, a noticeably irritated Wayans mentioned. “I’m executed… like Murtaugh [his character on the show] says, ‘I’m too previous for this.’”

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The actor went on to elucidate that his mom and daughter lately underwent surgical procedures that he needed to miss as a result of he was working. “It’s laborious for me to play this loving, supportive father/husband/ buddy on TV, however be the man in life that’s telling everybody, I can’t I’ve to work,” he mentioned.

He continued: “It’s important to look your self within the eye and ask, ‘Who’re you?’ It could possibly’t be all about work. I’m from an enormous household, a loving household. All of the household gatherings, I haven’t seen them. I’m too drained or I can’t as a result of it conflicts with work… I’ve seven grandkids. I’ve been lacking recitals and graduations. To me, it’s simply not value it. There’s a higher approach to dwell life.”

Earlier this 12 months, Damon put his former co-star Clayne Crawford on blast after Crawford was fired from the present.

Wayans blamed Crawford for a stunt that injured him, and claimed Crawford was imply and intimidating on set, and loved making girls cry.

“How does the shrapnel from this hit me on the alternative aspect of the top? #directedby @claynecrawford” Damon tweeted again in Might together with a photograph of a bloody scar on the again of his head.

Damon additionally mentioned staffers would usually name Clayne an “emotional terrorist.” He additionally claimed Crawford was bodily abusive, writing, “He hit one other actor within the mouth with a bottle of inexperienced tea and busted his mouth open.”

Wayans mentioned that capturing the primary 13 episodes of the season would give producers loads of time to discover a alternative for him. He mentioned in 2019, he plans to return to the comedy stage in order that he can “attempt to discover [his] smile once more.”

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