Katherine Heigl confirms 'Grey's Anatomy' departure

Friday March 26, 2010

Actress Katherine Heigl has confirmed her exit from US series, Grey's Anatomy.

The Ugly Truth star, who plays Dr Izzie Stevens in the medical drama, has decided to hang up her scrubs after six years to spend more time with her family - musician husband Josh Kelley and their adopted baby girl Naleigh.

"I am done," she tells Entertainment Weekly.

"I started a family and it changed everything for me... It changed my desire to work full-time."

"We just finalised 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.

"I know I'm disappointing the fans. I just had to make a choice. I hope I made the right one."

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