The Big Bang Theory’s star Jim Parson reveals is extremely difficult circumstances behind his exit from the show.

The Big Bang Theory’s star Jim Parson reveals is extremely difficult circumstances behind his exit from the show.
The Big Bang Theory’s star Jim Parson reveals is extremely difficult circumstances behind his exit from the show.

Jim Parson, who starred as Sheldon Cooper in the Big Bang Theory that made him win four Primetime Emmy Awards, informed the Hollywood Reporters that, the time he departed from The Big Bang Theory was the most difficult time for him.

In his statement, he said, “It was the first time in my life of doing this show that it occurred to me that I might want to not do another contract after 12 was up.” He further added “I don’t know if it’s because I’m an Aries or just because maybe I’m in touch with myself. Whatever it is, once I had that thought, I was like, well, that’s your answer.”

David Tennant, who makes the podcast with Everyone Series, had a conversation with Parker, where he revealed that he had an intense time due to his dog’s health condition and his increasing workload.

In his statement, he revealed that, “I was exhausted. I was really upset about, more than anything, one of our dogs was getting really at the end of his life around then.”

His dog was having bad seizures, and so Parson, along with Todd Spiewak, his husband, ade an unwilling decision to put their dog down.

The Big Bang Theory’s star Jim Parson reveals is extremely difficult circumstances behind his exit from the show.
The Big Bang Theory’s star Jim Parson reveals is extremely difficult circumstances behind his exit from the show.

In his statement delivered to Tennant, he said that, “As you can tell, it really upset me. Still does.” He further added, “I was so beaten down. I walked out for curtain call [for Boys in the Band] and I slipped and I broke my foot. It was the scariest moment for the next couple of days because I felt like I was at the edge of a cliff.”

He expressed his grievance in his statement, which says, “I was teetering and I saw something really dark below between the deaths of the dog. The bottom line was that it was a really intense summer. The dog passing away, he was 14, and Todd and I had been together for 15 years at that point, so it just was the end of an era.”

He concluded by saying, “I had this moment of clarity that I think you’re very fortunate to get in a lot of ways of going, ‘Don’t keep speeding by.’ You know? ‘Use this time to take a look around’. And I did.”

The character of Sheldon Cooper played by Parson is considered one of the greatest television characters of all time.


  1. Very sorry to hear that Jim Parsons and his husband lost their fur baby. Also sorry to see Him leave show business. You are so extremely talentated and love, but when it’s not right for you, it’s not. Follow your heart Jim, and stay happy, That is what is important. 😁

  2. OMG my heart goes out to you both! Ive had my best friend, long haired Chihuahu and my child(i consider him) BOSS for five years and i wouldn’t be able to live w/o him. Im so sorry for your loss!

  3. My heart breaks for you….I do know the feeling all too well. Im grateful that I, like you, were able to put the breaks on from being a doing-being to becoming a human-being : seeing , feeling, & getting a grip on what’s important in LIFE. Personally, I have watched your show from day 1. You never missed a beat, perfection comes to mind when I think of your role & grief, for me & many others when it ended. You truly were the best. Perhaps at some point, you’ll be ready to come back…you will know. Blessings and highest thoughts, Jackie

  4. I loved the show and the breakaway show “Young Sheldon”. I hate that it ended and you lost your pup. We lost ours July 2019. It tears us up still but she knew she was loved. May your futures be brighter.

  5. I am so so sorry about you family pet. That is so heart breaking I know how it feels like your heart will never get better after this traumatic time. But it will get a little better in the years to come. I am sorry you are leaving the Big Bang show also that show will never be the same without you. You will be missed on the show so much I am sure of that.

  6. I am so sorry for the loss of your furbaby. I had to put down a 15 year old furbaby of mine in 2015. I still cry over her. I sure pray that you decide to get back into acting. Your talent is hard to beat. I love your voice in Young Sheldon however. Good luck in whatever you decide is best for you.

  7. Im sorry for your loss. But most importantly im sorry the Big Bang Theory! It’s not the Big Bang Theory without you! I mean whats the use?? No one can replace you! Oh well, there goes the show😓

  8. Im truly sorry about your fur baby they are your family and best friend its one of the hardest things in your life to go through my heart breaks for you i loved your character he was one of my favorites you played him perfectly but you have to stay true to yourself and if leaving was best them you did right the show ending and the loss of a dog would be a lot to happen all at once it would be overwhelming big hugs and lots of love being sent to you ps i still watch reruns

  9. Sorry to hear about you fur baby
    We lost our fur babys afew years ago and it still hurts to think about both of them they where a gift from my mother who passed and my husband I can’t remember a sad day when I had them with me now everyday is a sad day.
    Hoping this helps you feel better have to do what you need to do so you try to hahve a better life.

  10. I’m 75 years old and have had to put down 7 dogs but the love of an animal is so unconditional,I find myself still needing that special love. I do have cats now never thought I would always been a dog lover but when you get older they are much easier to care for . I’m so sorry for your loss,take time to grieve but please keep your fans that care so much about you in your heart and let us know how you are doing

  11. I loved you so much and it is heartbreaking to see that you will not be a part of the show. I’m sad about your fur baby. We went through the same and I miss my Zoey Lyn Scott. She was very bougee🐕🐶😁😁. I miss my baby. I will miss you. You will never replaced. There’s only ONE SHELDON😘 BLESSING TO YOU AND HUBBY.

  12. I am so sorry for your loss I lost my dad and 2019 I lost my Fur baby in 2020 in I lost my mother in December 2020 I know what your feeling Trust me I still feel it everyday I loved you in Big Bang Theory I still watch the reruns I love it!!!

  13. That show could never be the same without you. Hey I just want you to know something. I too lost my dog on Oct 30th 2020. He was a long hair chi- wow-wa (Can never spell that) He went everywhere with me. If he wasnt welcome I just didnt go. But he was so well mannored he was welcome almost everywhere. Im one of them hard core biker types. There hasnt been a day yet since I had to put him down that I havent busted a tear over the loss of him
    They are precious beyond measure
    Bob Shea

    • I’m sorry for the terrible loss of your puppy, its a heartbreak that cant completely heal for the both of you. My sincerest condolences gentlemen. I dont know your beliefs, but they are true blessings throughout our lives as our angels and devils at times. I’m disappointed about the show as well, because your an absolute riot, and an outstanding actor.


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