Katherine Heigl: I’m Leaving Grey’s To Be With My Family

Katherine Heigl: I'm Leaving Grey's To Be With My Family

It’s official, Izzie’s leaving Seattle Grace Mercy West! Katherine Heigl confirms with Entertainment Weekly that she is leaving the popular TV drama Grey’s Anatomy. The 31-year-old actress reveals that it was family issues, not her busy film career, that prompted her to ask to be let out of her contract 18 months early.

On leaving the show: “I am done. We just finalized our agreement. Everyone had been working really hard to find an amicable and gracious way of letting go and moving on. It’s sad but it’s what I wanted.”

On choosing family over Grey’s: “I started a family and it changed everything for me,” says Katherine, who took a 3-month leave from Grey’s this season to bond with her newly-adopted daughter, Naleigh. “It changed my desire to work full-time.”

On Izzie’s last appearance being weeks ago (January 21): “I know I’m disappointing the fans. I just had to make a choice. I hope I made the right one.”

In response, ABC Studios issued the following statement: “By mutual agreement, Katherine Heigl has ended her successful run as Dr. Isobel Stevens. The studio wishes her well. Everyone at Grey’s Anatomy is now focused on delivering a shocking season finale and a great show for seasons to come.”

Will you still watch Grey’s without Izzy?

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  1. rachel s

    That was it? The last time she was gonna ever be on grey’s? They dramatically brought her back to life after brain cancer last season so she could just have her final episode look like she went to find another job at a different hospital? That is so cheesy and disappointing…

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  2. Shirilicious

    I stopped watching GA a long time ago, so I really should care less but…. she couldn’t do a couple more episodes for the fans just to bring closure to her story line yet the minute somebody offers her another crappy rom-com role she’ll be in on set again.
    GA revived her career and she’s giving them the middle finger.

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  3. Anonymous

    does anyone care about her anymore? this whole thing is so silly. she and tr knight could never work in hollywood again and i wouldn’t think twice. they are selfish and continue to bite the hand that feeds them. give their roles to people who actually deserve it. NEXT

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  4. Rose

    Yes!! I did not like izzie anyway

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  5. Anonymous

    Who Cares good riddance to bad rubbish.

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  6. Anonymous

    will miss izzie stevens

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  7. Chantel

    Why are people being so mean, it was her choice to leave the movie. I am just as dissapointed as i really liked Izzie. I just think that she could of done a few more episodes…….I just think they could of found her a better way to leave greys.

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  8. hami

    We all miss her, her charm and beauty would be needed in this series, she was in our dreams, usually with tears in her eyes. I hope she continues her career some way, some where else.

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