Justin Chambers Hints at Mental Health Issues Behind His Exit From 'Grey's Anatomy'

The 49-year-old actor who plays Dr. Alex Karev on the ABC long running medical drama series hints at quitting the show to take better care of his mental health.

AceShowbiz - Actor Justin Chambers has hinted he sought treatment for his mental health issues before announcing his exit from "Grey's Anatomy".

The 49-year-old is "very excited" about the next chapter in his life, after quitting his role as Dr. Alex Karev after 15 years on the hit ABC show.

Speaking to the New York Post's gossip column Page Six, Chambers reflected on his departure, and suggested taking better care of his mental health could be one reason behind his exit.

When asked whether or not he had spent some time at Prive-Swiss in Connecticut to take care of mental health issues, Justin replied, "Maybe. Anyways, Grey's has been very supportive of me and I'm very grateful and it's been a great ride."

"Of course, anywhere that you spend 15 years, it's a big chunk of your life," he added.

Justin went on to share he plans on taking things "one day at a time," with ambitions to produce documentaries in the future, but first he's looking forward to enjoying "life, family, love and friendship."

The actor's final "Grey's Anatomy" episode aired in the U.S. in November 2019 as part of the current season 16.

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