Young & Restless’ Eric Braeden Speaks Out on Exit Rumors

It’s almost impossible to imagine The Young and the Restless without Victor Newman and his portrayer, Eric Braeden.

And yet this weekend, rumors surfaced that we might have to do exactly that, as the iconic character and his much-loved alter ego would soon be exiting Genoa City.

Never one to let a rumor go unaddressed, Braeden went directly to the fans — via his Twitter feed — to set the record straight.

“Please don’t fall for someone’s rumor that I have been written off,” he insisted. “If that were the case, I’d tell you myself, trust me!”

Certainly he’s given us plenty of reason over the years to trust that we’d hear any such news directly from him.

The actor is never shy about speaking out, especially where his future with the show is concerned.

You might recall that last year, People magazine asked if he might be considering retiring. Braeden’s blunt answer? “Hell, no!”