Alex O’Loughlin will be taking a leave of absence from the hit CBS show Hawaii Five-0. Alex will be missing at least one episode of the show to seek treatment for prescription pain medication after a shoulder injury. After news broke, many fans applauded him for taking care of himself responsibly before it could became a problem. Good for him! We hope you get better soon Alex!
The show won’t be the same without him. He should rest up and curl up under a heated blanket
“Alex is taking a short break from Hawaii Five-0,” the actor’s rep said in a statement, “to receive supervised treatment for prescription pain medication due to a recent shoulder injury.”
The show, which is currently shooting Episode 20, will continue production as planned. And, even though there is no word yet as to how the absence of the leading man’s Detective Steve McGarrett will be explained, the series is expected to complete its Season 2 order.
“We respect and support Alex’s decision,” added CBS Studios. “Everyone at CBS Television Studios and Hawaii Five-0 wishes him well, and we look forward to his return.”