“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.
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.