Grey’s Anatomy fans received some sad news today when Eric Dane, aka Dr. McSteamy, announced he’s leaving the show to pursue other opportunities.
In a statement to TVLine Dane says:
“I am extremely grateful to everyone at Grey’s, ABC and Shondaland for the experience and memories I have had over the course of this run. It has been wonderful to work alongside and learn from a creative force such as Shonda Rhimes.”
There’s no word yet as to how his storyline will end, but in last season’s finale, his character lost his lover Lexie (Chyler Leigh) in a plane crash.
Season nine of Grey’s Anatomy premieres on ABC on Thursday, September 27.