‘9-1-1’: Actor leaves the show after REFUSED to take the COVID-19 vaccine

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The actor Rockmond Dunbar, who plays Michael in ‘9-1-1‘, left the series cast after five seasons.

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your character, Michael Grant, had an abrupt farewell to the series leaving drama fans stunned. According to THR, Dunbar’s departure was due to new Covid-19 protocols, which require all actors to be vaccinated.

Dunbar applied for a medical exemption and later sought a religious exemption. Both were rated by Disney and rejected. According to internal sources, Dunbar is not considered “anti-vaccine”, but he refused to fulfill the vaccine mandate based on the reasons he presented, which led to his departure.

“I requested religious and medical accommodations in accordance with the law and unfortunately my employer refused me. My sincere beliefs and my private medical history are very intimate and personal aspects of my life that I don’t discuss publicly and I don’t want to start now. I’ve been an actor in this field for 30 years, but my biggest roles are as husband and father to our 4 young children. As a man who walks in faith, I look forward to seeing what the future holds.”

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The character said goodbye to the production in the eighth episode of the fifth cycle. When her boyfriend reveals that he would spend a few months in Haiti to help after a hurricane tragedy, Michael decides he’s ready to ask him to marry him.

His entire family supported him and everything was ready for a romantic request… until an explosion at the hospital turned his plans to ashes. Despite that, everything turned out well, and in the end, Michael decided to join David in Haiti – with the episode marking his farewell to the series.

The series was created by Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk e Tim Minear.

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The plot explores the lives of police, paramedics and firefighters who must face the most frightening and shocking situations while responding to emergency calls, and must balance the work of saving the most vulnerable and solving the problems in their own lives.

The cast consists of Angela Bassett, Peter Krause, Oliver Stark, Aisha Hinds, Kenneth Choi, Jennifer Love Hewitt e Ryan Guzman.

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