John Barrowman is “sad and upset” about his “Arrow” future

This week Arrow actor John Barrowman revealed something that wasn’t his husband’s birthday suit. (He did that twice, if you’ll recall.)

No, this revelation is a bit more sobering: he’s been written off of his hit show, and he’s none too thrilled about it.

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“By now you know that Malcolm Merlyn is no more,” he begins in a pair of videos uploaded to Instagram.

“I know they’ve done it off-camera but I’m here to tell you I won’t be coming back next season. I want you to know how wonderful it has been for the last five years to be part of the Arrow universe and all the shows connected to it.”

He continues:

“Arrow and Malcolm Merlyn have changed my life over here in the states and opened many, many doors and granted me some wonderful opportunities. It’s also introduced me to … a new fanbase – friends, family that I think of all of you as. I think that’s probably the most important thing to me.

“I’m very sad to be leaving the Arrow-verse. I love playing Malcolm Merlyn. As sad as it may be, I understand how shows must change and also characters must change and develop.

“But that doesn’t mean that I’m not very sad and upset about it. I appreciate your support and love you all.”

Barrowman, who recently turned 50 and offered the world yet another revelation, au natural, says he’ll be focusing on updating his memoir for a US release.

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Watch the videos below:

Spoiler Alert! Part 2 of 2 again thanks for all the support over the last 5 years. Now look out for the USA revised autobiography. JB

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