One Tree Hill star Chad Michael Murray has posted a bizarre video on the internet, complaining he has been written out of the hit show.
Murray's career took off with the U.S. TV series in 2003, which has been renewed for an upcoming seventh season.
But the 27-year-old actor has announced his character Lucas Scott is set to leave the teenage drama, claiming in a video posted on YouTube.com that bosses have opted not to renew his contract, reports the New York Post.
The context of the video, which was removed from the website on Monday (23Mar09), remains unknown.
Murray remarks, "They're not bringing me back next year... because they want to save money. They don't want me. I'm not joking. This is actually the last scene we're shooting, right now."
Network bosses have yet to comment on which actors will return for the show's next season.