Despite allegations of inappropriate behavior against one of his co-workers, which is said to have led to his firing from CBS’ “The Young and the Restless” last December, Michael Muhney revealed earlier this evening that he was this close to returning to the daytime drama series to reprise his role of Adam Newman.
“Just got an official call, although things got very close, I will not be returning to ‘Y&R,'” said the actor in a tweet to his more than 89,000 followers. “That part of my life is over. Moving on…,” he added.
Muhney’s comments on social media seemingly confirms reports from late May that the actor was in talks reprise his role on the soap despite the behind the scenes matters that allegedly took place.
Since last being seen on the drama series in late January, following the deadly confrontation between Adam and Billy Abbott (then played by Billy Miller) after Billy confronted Adam for his role in the death of his daughter, Delia, diehard fans of the actor compiled together enough money to fly two separate planes over the CBS Television City Studios, where “Y&R” is filmed, to get their message of support for the actor across to CBS executives.
It’s unclear at this time if the soap’s decision to not move forward with Muhney back in the role is the result of the soap finally having found another actor to take on the role or if the show plans to put the return of the character on hold a little longer due to storyline purposes.
Either which way, Muhney is prepared for a brighter future. “I was hopeful for a return, but now I’m hopeful for the future. Now you’ll just have to promise to tune in to my future projects! #lovexo,” tweeted Muhney.