Justin Chambers, who is best known to Grey’s Anatomy fans as Dr. Alex Karev has announced that after sixteen seasons on the popular long-running medical drama that he will be stepping down from his role.
The actor revealed his choice to leave in a statement to Deadline, saying: “There’s no good time to say goodbye to a show and character that’s defined so much of my life for the last 15 years. For some time now, however, I have hoped to diversify my acting roles and career choices and as I turn 50 and am blessed with my remarkable supportive wife and five wonderful children, now is that time.”
Chambers went on to say: “As I move on from Grey’s Anatomy, I want to thank the ABC family, Shonda Rhimes, original cast members Ellen Pompeo, Chandra Wilson and James Pickins – along with the rest of the amazing cast and crew, both past and present and of course the fans for the most extraordinary ride.”
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