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Jesse L. Martin To Take A Medical Leave Of Absence From The Flash

Fans have noticed something was up with Jesse L. Martin (Joe West) in The Flash Season 5 — or rather, something was not up, as almost all scenes so far had the actor sitting down or leaning against a wall.

Today, TV Line finally got an official answer as to what’s going on: Jesse L. Martin suffered a back injury over the summer hiatus, and the site also got confirmation from the studio that Martin will be taking a temporary medical leave from the series so that he can recover.

“We wish him a full and speedy recovery and look forward to his return as Detective Joe West,” studio representatives said in a statement.

It is unknown exactly when Jesse will be absent, but TV Line’s sources say that Joe’s departure will be addressed. We here at FlashTVNews wish Jesse L. Martin a speedy recovery, as an asset to the show, a very good actor, and an extremely kind man when we have visited the set.

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