Katherine Heigl CONFIRMS Grey’s Anatomy Departure

Well, there you have it! Katherine Heigl has confirmed that she is leaving Grey’s Anatomy during an exclusive interview with Entertainment Weekly.

“I am done,” declares Heigl. “We just finalized our agreement. Everyone had been working really hard to find an amicable and gracious way of letting go and moving on. It’s sad but it’s what I wanted.”

Why is she leaving?

“I started a family and it changed everything for me,” says Heigl, who took a three-month family leave from Grey’s this season to bond with her newly-adopted daughter, Naleigh. “It changed my desire to work full-time.”

Although she was scheduled to appear in this season’s final five episodes, that is no longer happening. As a result, the Jan. 21 episode was her last as Izzie.

“I know I’m disappointing the fans,” she says. “I just had to make a choice. I hope I made the right one.”

Wow -that was abrupt. I feel like we aren’t hearing all of this story. If she was scheduled to appear in 5 more episodes – what happened to change that?




  1. Anonymous says

    she may be one of the most annoying celebrities ever…she thinks that she is far more important than she really is.

  2. ashmeljer says

    Big fan of the show and i am glad to see her go already. she sure didnt disapoint me….not a fan of hers. she seems very ungrateful to a show that got her noticed…and her movies suck btw.

  3. Anonymous says

    she looks terrible with dark hair. also she wanted to get out of the contract even before she had her daughter. i don’t think she’s quite telling the whole truth – she just wants to be a movie star.

  4. petitlardons says

    I don’t knw why but I don’t like her, she seems very ungrateful and full of herself. Maybe i feel that way because i never liked the characters she plays…

  5. Anonymous says

    She’s trying to be relate-able with the whole ‘my family comes first thing’ but watch. She’ll be making movies again soon and leaving the kid with the nanny. Plus in this economy she sounds really ungrateful. People work every day to put food on the table, but she wants people to feel sorry for her because she was unhappily getting paid millions. Okay whatever Haggard Heigl.