05/01/2017 09:28 am ET Updated May 01, 2017

'The Last Ship' Halts Production Amid Eric Dane's Battle With Depression

Producers are giving the actor a "few weeks of downtime."

“The Last Ship” has halted production so lead actor Eric Dane can treat his depression, People reports.

“Eric asked for a break to deal with personal issues,” Dane’s rep said in a statement to outlets. “He suffers from depression and has asked for a few weeks of downtime and the producers kindly granted that request.”

Variety, citing an “insider,” noted that shooting for this summer’s fourth season has already wrapped ― but the hiatus is delaying production of the fifth season. The two seasons were being filmed back-to-back.

“He looks forward to returning,” the rep added, per Variety.

In the popular TNT series, Dane stars as the captain of a naval destroyer on a mission to save the world after a global pandemic.

Eric Dane (pictured in 2016) "looks forward to returning" to "The Last Ship," his rep says.
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Eric Dane (pictured in 2016) "looks forward to returning" to "The Last Ship," his rep says.

The 44-year-old actor, who previously starred on “Grey’s Anatomy,” has publicly dealt with personal issues before. He entered rehab for a painkiller addiction in 2011. Earlier, he weathered a scandal over a nude tape, in which he and wife Rebecca Gayheart appeared with another woman.



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