The Young and the Restless star Michael Muhney has been fired from the show after a four year stint. Muhney played villain Adam Newman on the daytime soap since 2009, but he revealed on his Twitter account earlier yesterday that he’d been fired.
He wrote, “I’m so sorry. It breaks my heart to say this, but I was just let go from Y&R. My last day on set is this Thursday. I’m going to take some private time with my wife & kids, as I am most concerned for their well-being.”
He also added that his last appearance on the show will be on the January 30th episode, although he failed to give any more details on the reasons behind his firing. Daytime soap operas are some of the most susceptible to drastic cast changes, and this wouldn’t be the first time an actor got fired with such short notice. The fate of Michael’s character is also not clear, and the show could either opt to write him out [via killing his character] or just re-cast the role. If they re-cast, then it’ll be clear that there was some sort of dispute with the network and actor himself, but if they kill him off, then it might have just been a mutual decision on the character’s future. I have a feeling that whatever it is, it’s once again to incur the fans’ wrath.
Several celebrities, including fans and co-stars, have already taken to Twitter to comment on Muhney’s departure from the show. Colleen Zenk wrote, “@michaelmuhney Michael, you are the reason I started watching the show this year. Never watched in all my #ATWT years… You are brilliant.” Michael’s co-star and on-screen brother, Joshua Morrow, wrote, “We’ve lost some big time talent on our show in Michelle, Billy, Jeannie & Muhney lately-but I promise u all we R committed 2 U fans. #Truth.” Sean Kanan also added, “@michaelmuhney Michael, I just want to wish u all the best in whatever awaits u over the horizon. Hope u & your family have a great holiday.”
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