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Michael Muhney fired: Actor takes responsibility for 'Young and Restless' firing

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Michael Muhney was fired from the "Young and the Restless" as the character of Adam Newman this week. The decision blindsided fans and it certainly got the media's attention. Muhney opened up about his take on the firing in an interview with HuffPo Canada that was highlighted in a Dec. 18 report.

"Part of me feels this is because I've always been outspoken, and sometimes I've been too outspoken," Muhney said. "Sometimes I've walked around with a big backpack full of hubris. That is entirely on me."

The now former "Young and the Restless" star said he cannot be positive that was why he was fired, but he admits he has to "own that."

The character of Adam has not died, Muhney said. He shared that CBS informed him that his role would be replaced by another actor after a long break.

"It was explained to me that CBS and Sony want to give Adam a break for three to six months, and then they'll bring him back with a different actor," Muhney said.

There is also slight suspicion that the off-screen relationship Michael Muhney shared with Eric Braeden possibly had something to do with the dismissal. Braeden plays the veteran role of Victor Newman on the show as well as Adam's father. The pair have had some hostile exchanges on Twitter. Both actors claim to have moved on.

"If there were disagreements in the past with Eric, for me, it has to be history," Muhney said.

Braeden's reaction to Muhney's firing from the "Young and the Restless" on Twitter was vague, but addressed. He said he had nothing to do with the actor being fired and looks to move on with the show.

Michael Muhney's last day on the CBS set was Thursday, Dec. 19. His last "Young and the Restless" on-screen appearance will be Jan. 30.


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