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04/25/2014 06:21 pm ET Updated Apr 25, 2014

Columbus Short Leaving 'Scandal' After 3 Years

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Columbus Short is leaving "Scandal" after three years on the ABC series.

“At this time I must confirm my exit from a show I’ve called home for three years, with what is the most talented ensemble on television today,” Short wrote in a statement on Friday, April 25, according to BuzzFeed.

“I would like to first thank Shonda Rhimes for the opportunity to work with such an amazing cast," he continued. "Thank you GLADIATORS, who have supported me throughout my entire career and of course to ABC and Shondaland for allowing me to play such a pivotal role in the 'Scandal' series."

"I have enjoyed every single minute of it. Everything must come to an end and unfortunately the time has come for Harrison Wright to exit the canvas. I wish nothing but the best for Shonda, Kerry and the rest of the cast, who have become like a second family to me in such a short amount of time. For this, I will forever be grateful.”

The actor has been in the news quite a bit over the past few months. Following a bar fight in February, TMZ reported earlier this month that he threatened to kill himself and his wife, Tuere Tanee McCall. McCall has since gotten a restraining order and filed for divorce.

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