TVLine has gained an exclusive statement from Chyler Leigh regarding her decision to exit Grey’s Anatomy at the end of the recently-ended eighth season which saw the death of her character Lexie Grey in a horrific plane crash. Take a look at the statement below.
“Earlier this year, I made the decision that Season eight would be my last on “Grey’s Anatomy.” I met with Shonda and we worked together to give Lexie’s story appropriate closure. I am very lucky to have worked with this amazing cast and crew for five seasons. My experience on “Grey’s Anatomy” is something that I will treasure for the rest of my life. I want to take this time to say thank you to the fans. Your unconditional love and support have made these last five years very special for me. I look forward to my next chapter and I hope you will continue to follow me on my journey.”
Chyler, we love you, we will miss you, and we look forward to seeing you in something else in the future. Thank you for five amazing years as Lexie Grey.