Grey’s Anatomy | Goodbye Alex Karev (Justin Chambers)

The on-screen doctor Alex Karev won't be making $125,000 per episode anymore.

Justin Chambers (Alex Karev) bids farewell to famous American medical drama television series Grey’s Anatomy. He penned an emotional letter to his Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital colleagues in the March 5th episode. Meredith Grey (Ellen Pompeo), current wife Jo (Camilla Luddington) and Miranda (Chandra Wilson) find out that Karev has reunited with ex-wife Izzie Stevens (Katherine Heigl). Former Calvin Klein and Armani model, Justin Chambers, was making over $125,000 per episode.

Why did Justin Chambers (Alex Karev) leave Grey’s Anatomy?

Justin Chambers has been written off from Grey’s Anatomy TV show. The 5th March episode saw Alex Karev’s heartfelt departure in the form of an emotional piece of writing.

It was penned to Meredith (Ellen Pompeo), wife Jo and Miranda. However, the one written for Jo was the highlight and explained his departure from Grey’s Anatomy. Here is an excerpt from Alex Karev’s letter to his wife.

I’m sorry. You deserve more than a letter. This cowardice, this letter, it’s officially the worst thing I’ve ever done. But it’s about me, Jo; it’s not about you.

Grey’s Anatomy star then broke the news to the current wife about his return to Izzie Stevens and his kids.

I reached out to Izzie and we started talking and it scared the crap out of me because it felt like no time had passed — like we were kind of frozen together in time. She has my kids, and I know you get what that really means. I know you of all people know why I can’t just leave now.

Alex Karev (Justin Chambers) basically told everyone that he is not coming back. This means that the bosses at Grey’s Anatomy have written him off from the show and we won’t be seeing him anymore.

Was it a good way to send him off? Well, I think It couldn’t have been any better. Meredith’s thoughts as final voice-over on his departure are self-explanatory.

There really is no good way to say goodbye.

Justin Chambers was and Ellen Pompeo is one of the highest-paid actors on Grey’s Anatomy. According to the latest reports Alex Karev was earning up to $125,000 and Meredith was raking in over $575,000 per episode.

He was an iconic character on the show and will surely be missed. We wish Justin the best of luck for his future endeavors.

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