“The Last Ship” Star Eric Dane Receiving Treatment For Depression
Production of TNT’s The Last Ship—a drama that follows life on a Navy vessel after a catastrophe has killed most of the world’s population—has been halted at the request of star Eric Dane, so that he can deal with his depression.
“Eric asked for a break to deal with personal issues,” a representative for Dane told Variety. “He suffers from depression and has asked for a few weeks of downtime and the producers kindly granted that request. He looks forward to returning.”
The show’s production will be on hold through Memorial Day. The show has already been renewed for seasons four and five, and the release of those episodes should not be delayed by the break in production, according to sources that spoke with Variety.
Dane, who played Dr. Mark Sloan, known as “McSteamy,” on Grey’s Anatomy, has been open about his struggles with addiction and mental health in the past. In 2011, during his time on Grey’s Anatomy, he checked into a 30-day rehab for an addiction to painkillers.
“Actor Eric Dane voluntarily checked himself into a treatment facility to help him get off of pain medication that he was prescribed for a sports injury that he suffered over the recent hiatus. He reports back to work this week. Business as usual,” his representative said at the time.