Eileen Davidson, who returned to DAYS OF OUR LIVES as Kristen DiMera in 2012 after a 14 year absence, wrapped up her DAYS stint on July 16.
Because DAYS tapes so far in advance, she will air through November.
"The Kristen story wrap-up is just fantastic; she was just glorious," Executive Producer Ken Corday told Soap Opera Digest. "The official word there is that Eileen Davidson is leaving the show to take some time out with her family. Will she come back? We'll see. But she's not going to another show. I am thankful for all she's brought to us. It was the first shot in the arm we needed. A big shot in the arm."
Aside from DAYS, Davidson is best known for playing Ashley Abbott in THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS for many years. Will she make a another return to Y&R? Stay tuned.
Davidson responded to an outpouring of fan support on Twitter: "You're all so awesome! I didn't get fired. My family is fine. Thanks for your love and support! xoxoxo"
Davidson reached out to fans on Facebook: "Hello! I just wanted to confirm that I have indeed left DOOL. My last day was July 16 but I will be airing until November. I'm taking some time off to enjoy my family however I am not retiring. Not really sure what's next for me work wise. But I am looking forward to figuring it out! Thanks to all of you for your support and love. I've had an incredible time on DOOL this year....."
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