There have been quite a few assumptions as to why Linsey Godfrey exited Days of Our Lives as Sarah Horton, but the actress has taken the time to clarify the reason for her exit.
Godfrey who began her soap career as Caroline Spencer on The Bold and the Beautiful in 2012 exited the show in 2018 when her character was killed off. She then began a new soap journey as she took over the role of Sarah on Days. Earlier this year, Godfrey exited the show and few rumors were sparked as to why she left.
In light of this Godrey stated:
I wanted to be clear, me choosing to be open about my mental health has always been as a means to help normalize the conversation around mental health. I want to help destigmatize these issues. Not because I’m taking a break from acting for my own mental health. I’m not sure how my history with cancer got brought into this either. I’m an actor. Sometimes we’re working & the other times we’re auditioning. But making assumptions that it’s because of my mental health is the reason why me talking about mental health issues is important. I shared my diagnoses to show that mental health doesn’t discriminate. I didn’t expect me sharing that, would turn into a rumor mill as to why I’m not currently on a show. These thought processes are exactly why the discussion around mental health is so important. I’m not taking a break from acting. My mental health is great. As actors, our times on shows come & go. Please stop speculating, I can’t make this clearer. I shared my diagnosis b/c I want to help normalize the conversation. NOT b/c I stepped away from acting for my mental health.
We of course, miss her on soaps and can’t wait to see what she does next!