Grey's Anatomy stars Katherine Heigl and T.R. Knight are exiting the ABC show, according to their co-star.
James Pickens Jr., who plays Dr. Richard Webber, told Us Weekly that the duo had opted to leave in order to focus on other projects.
"Wherever Katherine goes, I wish her nothing but the best," he said, adding that Knight was "going too. He just wanted to pursue other career paths."
However, a source told Access Hollywood that Pickens had "jumped the gun" in announcing their departures and that no official decision had been made yet. A representative for the actor admitted that he had made the remarks in good faith thinking that the news had been confirmed.
Heigl, who has become a Hollywood star thanks to roles in Knocked Up and 27 Dresses, previously criticised the show's writers, while Knight was reported to have asked to leave the programme last month.
Representatives for Heigl, who plays Dr. Izzie Stevens, and Knight, who plays Dr. George O' Malley, have declined to comment.