Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital better get the docs ready for a slew of incoming heart attacked fangirls because McDreamy might leaving ‘Grey’s Anatomy!’
‘Grey’s Anatomy’: Patrick Dempsey Says He’s Leaving ‘Very Soon
Patrick Dempsey, don’t do this to us.
We know, we know, Meredith (Ellen Pompeo) isn’t always a ray of sunshine, but we’ve already suffered two seasons without McSteamy (Eric Dane). We can’t simply survive without a little McDreamy in our Thursday nights.
Alright, enough fangirl jargon — what’s this really all about?
In a new interview, published Nov. 12, the actor told the Portland Press Herald that he’d be leaving the series “very soon.” The actor, who’s being awarded by Maine Creative Industries Award for his work in cancer care via the Patrick Dempsey Center for Cancer Hope & Healing, told the outlet he wants to focus on new career goals, after his departure from Grey’s, which takes up most of his time.
“I do want to act [after Grey’s Anatomy], but I might take a break and go race and travel first. I haven’t found a piece of material I want to do yet,” Patrick said, adding that he’s interested in producing documentaries. “I’m dyslexic, and I don’t have the attention span to read about a lot of these things, but I can download a documentary or a book on tape, and I love that.”
Patrick Dempsey Is Under Contract Through Season 12
Patrick must have a skewed definition of “very soon” because he’s under contract through Season 12. (For those of you not keeping up, we’re not even halfway through Season 11.)
“The cast is all under contract through Season 12 so him leaving soon is ridiculous,” a show insider tells HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY of Shonda Rhimes hit medical drama, in which Patrick has starred, since its 2005 debut.
So, looks like we have a few more on-call room hookups to look forward to in our McDreams.
HollywoodLife.com reached out to ABC. The network is not commenting on Patrick’s statement.
HollywoodLifers, do you think Patrick Dempsey will really leave the show? Let us know!
— Elizabeth Wagmeister