The soap universe was stunned today when fan favorite Michael Muhney (Adam Newman) of The Young and the Restless broke the news of his being let-go from the number one soap opera!
In a shocking development, Muhney took to Twitter to address what has happened: “I’m so sorry. It breaks my heart to say this, but I was just let go from Y&R. My last day on set is this Thursday. My last air date will be Jan 30th. I’m going to take some private time with my wife & kids, as I am most concerned for their well-being. I have 3 final episodes to film, and because they are my last, I will be giving it everything I have. More details will follow. #xoxoxo”
Muhney took over the role of Adam from Chris Engen, who abruptly left the show in 2009 and was nominated this year for a Daytime Emmy for the Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series for the first time during his time as Adam!
We are hearing that Y&R will be recasting the role! Coincidentally, Michael Muhney’s last airdate is also the last time viewers will see Billy Miller (Billy Abbott) as he opted to leave the series and finishes taping this week.
So, what do you think of the news of Michael Muhney being let-go at The Young and the Restless? Are you completely shocked? Did you possibly see this coming? Will you miss Michael’s portrayal of one of the most complex characters on the daytime landscape? Sound off below in the comment section!