Damon Wayans has recently revealed in an interview that he will be leaving Fox's Lethal Weapon after finishing 13 episodes for its third season.
Fox renewed the show last May after Warner Bros. had removed Clayne Crawford following his involvement in issues about the show's unruly production conditions. Additionally, he incited a feud with Wayans.
Damon Wayans, Clayne Crawford Feud
In October, Wayans was injured in the show's production during an episode that was directed by Crawford. The actor even posted about the injury that he got while he was doing a stunt.
Many people backed Wayans's statement, confirming that Crawford caused uncomfortable feelings on set. Crawford's character, Martin Riggs, was killed off in the series. He was replaced by Sean William Scott.
"I'm going to be quitting the show in December after we finish the initial 13," Wayans stated during his Electronic Urban interview, adding that he does not know what they intend to do.
He also mentioned that he is a 58-year-old diabetic man who is working a grueling 16-hour work day.
Surprise Decision To Quit 'Lethal Weapon'
When he was asked again if he was over the show, he replied that he was too old for it. Furthermore, when the well-known actor was questioned about his next plan, he said that he would want to return to the stage and try to find his happiness once more.
He is also giving the studio enough time to find a replacement. Wayans plays veteran LAPD detective Roger Murtaugh in the series.
"It's hard for me to play this loving, supportive father, husband, and friend on TV and be the guy in life who's telling everybody, 'I can't, I've got to work,'" he shared, mentioning that he had missed many important life events.
Wayans has seven grandkids. During his interview, he also shed light on how he missed many graduations and recitals and thought that surely, there was a way to live a much better life.
The third season of the hit show premiered Sept. 25 on Fox. It is based on the iconic film franchise starring Danny Glover and Mel Gibson who portrayed a pair of incompatible detectives. Neither Warner Bros. nor Fox has commented about Wayans's surprise decision to quit the show.