Stephen Amell fights back tears as he reveals why he chose to leave Arrow after ...

On Tuesday, Arrow star Stephen Amell fought back tears as he revealed the real reason his DC Comics superhero series on The CW is officially ending after the upcoming 10-episode eighth season.

'I would like to thank my family, specifically my wife Cassandra and [five-year-old] daughter Maverick [in Los Angeles] for putting up with really stupid hours,' the Canadian 37-year-old confessed on

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'A large part of this decision is because I'm now a father and a husband and a lot of my life and interests don't really reside in Vancouver anymore and thinking that's the best thing for me personally and professionally.'  

It's over: On Tuesday, Arrow star Stephen Amell fought back tears as he revealed the real reason his DC Comics superhero series on The CW is officially ending after the upcoming 10-episode eighth season

It's over: On Tuesday, Arrow star Stephen Amell fought back tears as he revealed the real reason his DC Comics superhero series on The CW is officially ending after the upcoming 10-episode eighth season

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The Canadian 37-year-old confessed on Facebook Live: 'I would like to thank my family, specifically my wife Cassandra and [five-year-old] daughter Maverick [in Los Angeles] for putting up with really stupid hours' (pictured January 2)

The Canadian 37-year-old confessed on Facebook Live: 'I would like to thank my family, specifically my wife Cassandra and [five-year-old] daughter Maverick [in Los Angeles] for putting up with really stupid hours' (pictured January 2)

Since 2012, Stephen has considered portraying billionaire playboy Oliver Queen turned vigilante Green Arrow in the 'greatest professional experience of my life.'

'Towards the end of season six, I approached [Arrow executive producer] Greg Berlanti and said that I thought both personally and professionally that at the end of my commitment this coming season, it would be the best for me to move on,' Amell continued.

'I've always been a fan of TV shows that not only don't overstay their welcome but end in a manner that really packs a punch...Something tells me even when I'm done I won't be gone. If you've watched the Arrowverse, you understand. I think it's been a good run. It's no Supernatural but it's been a good run.'

The WWE enthusiast - who plans on going on safari 'for two months' - thanked his fans, cast, and crew and called it an 'emotional time' even though he knew it was coming. 

He continued: 'A large part of this decision is because I'm now a father and a husband and a lot of my life and interests don't really reside in Vancouver anymore and thinking that's the best thing for me personally and professionally'

He continued: 'A large part of this decision is because I'm now a father and a husband and a lot of my life and interests don't really reside in Vancouver anymore and thinking that's the best thing for me personally and professionally'

'It's been a good run': Since 2012, Stephen has considered portraying billionaire playboy Oliver Queen turned vigilante Green Arrow in the 'greatest professional experience of my life'

'It's been a good run': Since 2012, Stephen has considered portraying billionaire playboy Oliver Queen turned vigilante Green Arrow in the 'greatest professional experience of my life'

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Amell then teased: 'Something tells me even when I'm done I won't be gone. If you've watched the Arrowverse, you understand'

Amell then teased: 'Something tells me even when I'm done I won't be gone. If you've watched the Arrowverse, you understand'

'I have to turn off the comments because I'm afraid one of them is going to make me cry,' Stephen - who boasts 13.3M social media followers - noted.

Amell then

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