PUBLISHED: 19:44, Fri, Feb 28, 2020 | UPDATED: 07:07, Mon, Mar 2, 2020
Grey’s Anatomy’s latest series has been filled with numerous shows topping moments from the car crash into Joe’s Bar which injured numerous members of the Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital staff, to Amelia (played by Caterina Scorsone) pregnancy and confusion at who the father is. One character which has been missing from all of the drama, however, is original cast member of the ABC medical drama Dr Alex Karev (played by Justin Chambers) who will be leaving the show for good in season 16, episode 16 on March 5. But how is the beloved doctor going to be written out?
Last year, actor Justin Chambers announced he would be leaving the show after 15 years in the series where he played Dr Alex Karev.
In a statement explaining his decision, he said: “There’s no good time to say goodbye to a show and character that’s defined so much of my life for the past 15 years.
“For some time now, however, I have hoped to diversify my acting roles and career choices.
“And, as I turn 50 and am blessed with my remarkable, supportive wife and five wonderful children, now is that time.”
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How will Dr Alex Karev leave Grey's Anatomy? (Image: ABC)
Dr Alex Karev has been in Grey's Anatomy since the show first began in 2005. (Image: ABC)
He continued: “As I move on from Grey’s Anatomy, I want to thank the ABC family, Shonda Rimes, original cast members Ellen Pompeo, Chandra Wilson and James Pickens, and the rest of the amazing cast and crew, both past and present, and, of course, the fans for an extraordinary ride.”
Dr Karev was last seen on Grey’s Anatomy back in November but so far, very little has been revealed about his official upcoming storyline.
However, this will all soon change in the next episode entitled Leave A Light On.
Dr Alex Karev is married to Jo