Damon Wayans Is Leaving ‘Lethal Weapon’ And The Reason May Surprise You [WATCH]

by Krystal Franklin

October 4, 2018

Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic

After two seasons Damon Wayans is leaving the FOX action series Lethal Weapon. In what surprised many, the comedian/actor revealed the news in a video interview with EURWeb.

“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,” he said.

Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic

Why the abrupt exit? According to Damon he seems to simply be tired, “I’m a 58-year-old diabetic and I’m working 16-hour days.”

The show, which also stars Keesha Sharp, hasn’t been without its challenges for the star. Along with the physical demands, the long work days have caused him to miss time with his family.


“It’s hard for me to play this loving, supportive father/husband/friend on TV but be the guy in life that who’s telling everybody, ‘I can’t — I have to work. This has been very hard… I’ve been missing recitals and graduations, and to me it’s not worth it…I’m trying to find my smile again.” 

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