Rockmond Dunbar is out as the original cast on “9-1-1” … and it’s all because of the TV show’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate.
Rockmond, who plays Michael Grant in the FOX drama, saw his character suddenly written off in this week’s episode.
Produced by Disney TV Studios 20th Television, the show reportedly requires all actors to be inoculated against coronavirus … and Rockmond was denied vaccine exemptions.
Rockmond explained his departure in a statement to Deadline and said … “I applied for religious and medical accommodation under the law and was unfortunately rejected by my employer.”
He adds … “My sincere convictions and private medical history are very intimate and personal aspects of my life that I do not discuss in public and have no desire to start now.”
Rockmond also told the outlet while enjoying his 5 seasons on “9-1-1”, his acting concert comes next after his role as husband and father to his 4 children and he is looking forward to what’s next for him and wish everyone on the show the best.
RD is not the only one in Hollywood who is losing his job due to vaccine mandates … Ice cube passed one $ 9 million film role, shoots in Hawaii with Jack Black because he would not let himself be waxed.