The Young and the Restless has lost some major stars in recent weeks, with both Justin Hartley (Adam Newman) and Steve Burton (Dylan McAvoy) leaving to pursue other projects. While news of Hartley's exit wasn't a major surprise due to his primetime role on This Is Us, Burton's farewell announcement came as quite a shock to Genoa City fans. And it somehow sparked a rumor that Dylan's on-screen dad, Doug Davidson (Paul Williams), is leaving the CBS soap as well.
Fortunately, the veteran actor took to Twitter with a reassuring message about his status with the series. "I'm not leaving... unless you know something I don't," Davidson wrote, later joking, "I'd only leave in a body bag... but not to worry, I'm watching my cholesterol."
I'm not leaving... unless you know something I don't. 😳 https://t.co/bVaMpXVEDX- Doug Davidson (@DougDavidsonYR) October 13, 2016
I'd only leave in a body bag...but not to worry, I'm watching my cholesterol. 🏥 https://t.co/kekagrT2K7- Doug Davidson (@DougDavidsonYR) October 13, 2016
Davidson is one of the longest-running actors currently starring on Y&R, having joined the show in 1978. At this time, it's unclear if the CBS soap plans to recast Paul's son, meaning fans will have to wait and see if and how Burton's exit as Dylan will affect his on-screen dad.
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