Hugh Laurie Attacks Rumors About the Closure of ‘House’

Hugh Laurie and Olivia Wilde on "House." (Fox)

After a New York newspaper ran a story alleging that Fox series “House” was coming to an end because actor Hugh Laurie was tired of the show, the actor gave a strong statement to TV Guide that shot down the piece.

In the statement, Laurie took a hard shot at the state of journalism, stating that the quotes that were used in the article were from five years prior and about an entirely different subject.

Here’s a sample of what he wrote…

“Let me state, publicly and unequivocally, that I love my job, and work much harder at it than most journalists work at theirs. As described in the press release, we wanted to preserve some of the character’s mystique. We never wanted to out-stay our welcome. Very possibly, we could have continued with a re-worked formula — House gets a job in a shoe shop and high jinks ensue — but none of us wanted that. We wanted to keep the band together and go out with as much dignity as we could muster.”

Multiple reports came out today that the last episode of the series is set to run on May 21.

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