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Chicago Med: Laurie Holden Exits Fire Spinoff, Laments 'Tough' Decision

Laurie Holden Leaving Chicago Med

Chicago Med doc is checking out early.

Laurie Holden — who played ER surgeon Dr. Hannah Tramble in last spring’s backdoor pilot — has parted ways with NBC’s upcoming Chicago Fire spinoff, TVLine has learned.

“It was Laurie’s decision to opt out of the series,” a spokesperson for the show said. “We are sorry to see her go. We are currently casting additional new roles which we hope to have confirmed very soon.”

Holden, who previously starred on The Walking Dead, also issued the following statement:

I am so grateful to Dick Wolf, my fellow cast members, NBC and the entire Chicago Med team for their understanding. Sometimes we must make tough choices and, for family reasons, not doing Chicago Med is one of those for me at this time. I know the show is going to be a huge success and I’ll be watching.

Chicago Med currently stars S. Epatha Merkerson (Law & Order), Yaya DaCosta (Ugly Betty), Nick Gehlfuss (Shameless), Oliver Platt (Fargo), Colin Donnell (Arrow) and Brian Tee (Grimm). It premieres Tuesday, Nov. 10 at 9/8c.

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