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Rockmond Dunbar struck off ‘9-1-1’ for COVID-19 vaccine mandate after asking for medical and religious exemptions

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It looks like another great player has lost another great job because of the COVID-19 vaccine mandates.

Spoiler alert!

Rockmond Dunbar no longer stars in Fox’s hit series “9-1-1” because he refused to be vaccinated.

After more than four seasons, his character, Michael Grant, the 48-year-old actor was written off on Monday night’s episode.

“I requested religious and medical accommodations according to the law and my employer unfortunately refused me,” Dunbar said in a statement to Deadline. “My sincere beliefs and private medical history are very intimate and personal aspects of my life that I do not discuss publicly and have no desire to start now. I have been in this business for 30 years, but my most Great roles are as a husband and father to our 4 young children.As a man who walks in faith, I look forward to what the future holds.

20th Television, which produces “9-1-1,” has implemented a “mandatory vaccination confirmation process” that requires employees to be vaccinated or that they “will not be eligible to work.”

But all may not be lost for Dunbar, who rose to fame in Showtime’s “Soul Food” and later in popular series such as “Prison Break”, “The Game” and “Grey’s Anatomy”.

In the Monday night episode of the drama produced by Ryan Murphy, his character, Michael, announced that he would join her boyfriend’s plans to travel to Haiti for a few months to help with the hurricane relief efforts. .

The “Dirty Laundry” star’s absence could be temporary, as the producers deliberately left Michael’s script open in case the vaccination issue was resolved.

Dunbar joins another veteran actor, “Ingo Rademacher, the longtime General Hospital star, whose last appearance – after 25 years – is on November 22. The West German-born anti-vaxxer was fired after refusing the soap opera’s vaccine warrant.

Last month, Ice Cube walked away from a new movie, ironically titled “Oh Hell No,” apparently due to COVID-19 protocols.