A week after his wife, Kelly Moneymaker, took to Twitter to discuss his impending departure as Bo Brady, Peter Reckell is confirming his Days of Our Lives exit.
"Days of Our Lives has been my home, My life, for almost 30 years," tweeted Reckell. "Bo is a character that developed From my soul, And has touched many lives, But none more than my own. I took my place in the hierarchy of the show, in the storyline, moving others aside, in the [eighties]. Now others have moved into the place I once held. I have been very fortunate to have had such a long, meaningful, run.
"But now, with a torn heart, I have to say goodbye to the people, family, the character, that I love," Reckell continued. "You have to know this has not been easy. I do not want to give up Bo, and with luck, in the future, will be able to return to the character that I fought so hard to preserve."
Reckell went on to express his gratitude to his devoted fan base.
"Thank you for being the most supportive, forgiving, loyal viewers there are," he tweeted. "You have given me strength in difficult times. You are the reason DOOL is still standing and will continue for years to come. Thank you for all you have given me and the character I love!"
Viewers can take some comfort in the fact that they'll get to enjoy Reckell's performances for a few months longer.
"Bo will be in the story until late October, so we do have some time together," Reckell tweeted.
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