'Too old for this': Damon Wayans says he is quitting 'Lethal Weapon' after season 3
Damon Wayans has revealed his plans to quit 'Lethal Weapon' after the show's third season and to start working on the stage again
Damon Wayans has announced that, come December, he will be leaving 'Lethal Weapon' because he feels too old. The actor says that he plans on finishing his work in this season and will then leave. He also revealed that Fox might not agree with his idea.
Damon told the Electronic Urban Report on Wednesday, "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. I’m a 58-year-old diabetic and I’m working 16-hour days… Like Murtaugh said, 'Too old for this'."
He even claims that he is planning on returning to stage in order to try and find his smile again once he leaves the TV show. The actor went on to say, "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'.”
"It’s hard for me to play this loving, supportive father, husband and friend on TV and be the guy in life that’s telling everybody, 'I can’t... I’ve got to work'."
The actor then said that he would give Fox time to find his replacement on the show. Damon has starred in 'Lethal Weapon' which is based on the classic film since it began in 2016 in the role originally played by Danny Lebern Glover.
It is also a known fact that his time on the TV series hasn't been without controversy. In May, he took to Twitter to blast his former costar Clayne Crawford after he was fired. The actor blamed Crawford for a stunt which left him bloodied and also said that he was mean and intimidating on set. He even said that Crawford enjoyed making females cry and that staffers referred to Crawford as an "emotional terrorist."