The Last Ship star Eric Dane is suffering from depression. His representative shared the news, adding that the actor will be taking a break from acting.

44-year-old Eric Dane needs a break. The actor’s representative has told US Weekly: “Eric asked for a break to deal with personal issues”, sharing that he was battling depression and “has asked for a few weeks of downtime and the producers kindly granted that request. He looks forward to returning.”

Dane is both actor and producer of the post-apocalyptic action series, now to its third season. Production is currently halted.

The Last Ship premiered on June 22, 2014. Its action revolves around a US Navy Ship that shelters a crew of 218 people, all survivors of a pandemic resulted from a deadly virus. Their goal is to find a cure and stay alive.


The Last Ship’s first season premiered in June 2014.
Photo: TNT


The Last Ship airs on TNT.

Eric Dane became famous after his role on Grey’s Anatomy as Dr. Mark Sloane. He previously appeared on popular sitcoms such as Saved by the Bell, Married…with Children, The Wonder Years, Roseanne. He had a recurring role on Charmed.

Dane is married to Jawbreaker star Rebecca Gayheart since 2004. They two daughters together: 7-year-old Billie Beatrice and 5-year-old Georgia Geraldine.

Depression is a diagnosis commonly met and its long-term effects are deadly, if untreated. Symptoms include tension, sadness, disrupted sleep patterns, changes in eating habits, concentration difficulties, toned down feelings, pessimistic thoughts, suicidal ideation.

People who deal with depression can have different levels of symptomatology, according to depression scales. The condition ranges from normal, to mild, to moderate, to severe depression.

A large number of celebrities have shared their depression diagnosis in hopes of making the condition more visible and thus treatable and preventable. Here is a list of other famous people’s depression stories:

Chrissy Teigen’s Depression Story

Miranda Kerr’s Depression Story

Kid Cudi’s Depression Story

Nicole Kidman’s Depression Story

Alanis Morisette’s Depression Story

Eva Amurri’s Depression Story