“Sorry to say that this is true,” the actor behind Dr. Connor Rhodes lamented late Friday on social media, shortly after news of his exit broke. “I love my #ChicagoMed #OneChicago family dearly. And a special thank you to all the fans that have made these last four seasons so amazing.”
Donnell went on to say, “It’s been an honor to be a part of such a great trio of shows and in the [Dick Wolf] family. I know that there’s great things coming for Season 5 and I can’t wait to see what they are along with all you fans.”
The actor also posted a message on Instagram:
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These people have made my heart full for the last four seasons. I love and appreciate every gift they’ve given to me. • Not pictured are the countless crew members who’ve made every day brighter and filled my heart with joy and accepted @pattimurin and I into their big wonderful family. • A massive thank you is due to @dickwolf and @nbc for bringing me into the family fold. • Lastly thank you to all the fans who’ve made Connor what he is on #ChicagoMed. The show doesn’t exist without you and I know that there are exciting things in store for you all in the seasons to come!
As also reported on Friday, Donnell’s Med co-star Norma Kuhling — who plays Dr. Ava Bekker — will also be leaving the series at the conclusion of Season 4. Additionally, Chicago P.D. star Jon Seda is departing that series after six seasons.
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In February, NBC issued early renewals to Chicago Fire (for Season 8), P.D. (Season 7) and Med (Season 5). The trio currently air Wednesdays from 8-11 pm, with their season finales slated to air on May 22.