Speaking with the website Eurweb.com, Wayans made a surprise "announcement", saying that after December, he will not be returning to his role as LAPD detective Roger Murtagh.
While there, Wayans - was not scheduled to be there - showed up gave us an exclusive interview revealing that he will be leaving the show in December.
Sounding somewhat forlorn, he continued: 'So I really don't know what they're planning, but that's what I'm planning. "I'm a 58-year-old diabetic and I'm working 16 hours a day", so he's over it.
"You have to look yourself in the eye and go, 'Who are you?' It can't all be about work", Wayans said. Wayans replied - reference his character from the series, "I'm done". Murtaugh said, "too old for this"'.
Lethal Weapon was almost canceled over the behind-the-scenes drama between Damon Wayans Jr. and Clayne Crawford. "Like Murtaugh said, 'I'm too old for this, '" he said, emphasizing again that he wasn't kidding. ET has reached out to Fox for comment. This bit of news we're about to report seemingly came from out of nowhere. Most notably, his work schedule kept him from attending surgeries for both his wife and daughter. "I've given them enough time to find a replacement".
"It's hard for me to play this loving, supportive father/husband/friend on TV but be the guy in life that who's telling everybody, 'I can't - I have to work'".
The task of finding a possible replacement for Wayans comes only one week after the season 3 premiere introduced Seann William Scott, the replacement for Clayne Crawford, who was sacked for his on-set behavior, including his tumultuous relationship with Wayans. What we know for sure is that Lethal Weapon season 3, which premiered on September 25, airs Tuesdays on Fox.