Colton Haynes

Arrow's Colton Haynes Opens Up About Year-Ago Exit: 'I Had to Step Back'

More than a year after leaving The CW’s Arrow, and nearly four years after bidding MTV’s Teen Wolf adieu — both unexpected exits occurred midway through the series’ runs — Colton Haynes is opening up about the reasons behind his departures.

“I asked to step away because I cared more about my mental and physical health than my career at the time,” Haynes tells Entertainment Weekly. “I’ve had terminal anxiety my entire life. Physically ill, fainting. I’m 27 years old, and I have an ulcer. I had to step back.”

That said, Haynes isn’t ruling out another return to Starling City; since wrapping his “trial” run as a series regular in April 2015, he made an encore appearance midway through Season 4.

“Working for Greg [Berlanti] was the greatest experience of my life, and when he offered me Arrow, it was a new beginning for me,” Haynes says. “I would love to do more. They know I love them. I’d go back in a second.”

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