Taylor Kinney is leaving NBC’s hit show ‘Chicago Fire’.
The 41-year-old actor, who has been on the show for more than a decade, is “taking time off to deal with personal issues,” a source close to the production told Fox News Digital.
Deadline reported that cast and crew were notified of Kinney’s departure on Friday. I have.
A representative for Chicago Fire declined to comment. A representative for Kinney did not immediately respond to Fox News Digital’s request for comment.
‘Chicago Fire’ star Taylor Kinney helps driver with flat tire in Pennsylvania
Kinney has played Chicago firefighter Lieutenant Kelly Severide since the show debuted in October 2012. The ‘Vampire Diaries’ alum has also appeared in all other installments of Wolf Entertainment’s ‘One He’s Chicago’ franchise, including ‘Chicago PD’ and ‘Chicago Med’. “Chicago Justice”.
Kinney’s character was formerly known as “The Ladies’ Man” and married firefighter Lieutenant Stella Kidd (Miranda Rae Mayo) in the Season 10 finale last May. , aired the winter premiere of season 11 on January 4, but the show will be on hiatus until February 8.
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Last week, Kinney reflected on his first audition for “Chicago Fire” in an interview with NBC.
“I was on the audition circuit a lot, so it was decent,” he said. “I remember never worrying about it. I was excited about it, but then I just let it take over.”
“It worked. Ten years later, I’m still eavesdropping on you through your TV while you fold the laundry.
“Chicago Fire” airs Wednesdays at 9:00 PM ET/PT on NBC.
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