Damon Wayans Jr calls dad's 'Lethal Weapon' exit announcement 'bizarre'
Senior Wayans had made the shocking announcement in an interview on Wednesday last week saying that he wanted to leave LLethal Weapon because jhe was getting too old to be working all the time
'Lethal Weapon' star Damon Wayan's announcement that he would be quitting the show come December has left everyone in shock including his son Damon Wayans Jr. The younger Wayans said in an interview with 'CBS This Morning' that he is just as weirded out as the rest of the world. He said, "I saw the video and I was just like, 'Dad, that's bizarre.' So I don't know, he might be. I don't know, if the show goes off the air he might be leaving."
Senior Wayans made the announcement in an interview with Electronic Urban Report on Wednesday last week saying that he wanted to leave because he wanted to spend more time with his family. "I’m going to be quitting the show in December after we finish the initial 13, so I don’t really know what they’re planning, but that’s what I’m planning," he had said, "I’m a 58-year-old diabetic and I’m working 16-hour days… Like Murtaugh said, 'Too old for this.'
"You have to look yourself in the eye and ask, who are you? It can’t be all about work. I’m from a big family, a loving family. All the family gatherings, I haven’t seen them. 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," he said.
He did, however, mention that he would be returning to showbiz but on a comedy stage next year to "try to find his smile again." He added, "This has been very hard, especially last week. My mother had surgery, my daughter had surgery, and I had to look them both in the eye and go, 'I can’t be there.'"
His exit has not yet been confirmed by Fox or the show. Reportedly the show's cast and crew and the network were not kept in the loop about the news and only Wayans' knew about it. This is the second exit for the Fox buddy cop drama. Earlier this year, co-lead Clayne Crawford was fired from the show after allegations of violence were made against him.
Wayans had a major say in the allegations and even went on to post photos of a flesh wound on his head on Twitter. The fandom stood divided, and most of them supported Crawford. It looked tough for 'Lethal Weapon' to make it at the time since Crawford was such a huge part of the show, but the fears were gone when Seann William Scott was brought in to fill into his shoes.
The show, that is currently on its third season is doing pretty well on the rating board. Sadly, the future of the show is once again surrounded by a cloud of doubt.