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'Great Doctor' Philip Lee to Leave the Drama

By Staff Writer | October 19, 2012 03:48 AM EDT


Philip Lee will be ending his run on SBS's "Great Doctor" due to his eye injury.

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On Friday, the production company said, "Philip Lee will be leaving the show due to his injury. He is currently resting and plans on having surgery next week."

Philip Lee played Jang Bin, a doctor who was not only good at healing people but also good at martial arts. He was receiving very positive reviews about playing a very unique character that seemed different from his other roles. 

He said, "I feel very bad that I have to leave with only a few episodes left. I want to apologize to the fans who have been so supportive of the show. I hope to be able to come back soon with as an even better actor."

The crew released a statement saying, "We are sad to announce that we decided that he will be leaving the show because his injury will make shooting very difficult. It really is disappointing to end it this way after such a long time together."

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