Late last month, Grey’s Anatomy star Justin Chambers checked himself into the psych ward of the UCLA Medical Center to get treatment for exhaustion. His stay was brief, however, as he left the facility two days later, and now, his costars are assuring that the 37-year-old actor and father of five is doing well.
“I spoke with Justin once I’d heard about him checking himself in, and he’s doing great,” James Pickens Jr., who plays Dr. Richard Webber on Grey’s Anatomy, told TV Guide while attending the NAACP Image Awards Nominee Luncheon on Saturday. “He said, ‘I’m good. I just needed to get some rest.'”
Pickens also said that Justin Chambers, known as Dr. Alex Karev on the medical drama, is currently in Arizona with his family, which include his wife, Keisha, and their five children.
Another one of Justin Chambers‘ Grey’s Anatomy costars, SAG awardee Chandra Wilson, had this to say about the actor’s decision to seek treatment: “We are on a break, so we have some time to take care of things that need to be taken care of, and everybody’s got to take care of their health. You run yourself down and the next thing you know you’re really tired. That’s just human.”
The “break” that Wilson that was referring to was the unexpected time-off actors and crew alike received when the WGA strike broke out in November. The walk-out lasted for a little over three months, with the guild and the AMPTP finally reaching an agreement over the weekend. Reports prior to the settlement indicated that Grey’s Anatomy, among other ABC shows, would resume production in March, enabling the series to churn out four or five episodes to finish its fourth season. The episodes are expected to air in April to May.
Meanwhile, fans can catch reruns of Grey’s Anatomy on Fridays on ABC.
-Lisa Claustro, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
Source: TV Guide
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