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The daytime world was pretty shocked when news broke that Melissa Claire Egan opted to leave 'The Young and the Restless' after a 6 year run as Chelsea Lawson Newman. Egan who has been pretty quiet since the news broke finally spoke out revealing her decision to leave and sharing her appreciation to the cast, crew and, fans of 'Y&R'. "After much thought and six wonderful years, I have decided to The Young & the Restless, I love this show (and this genre) so very much, am so grateful to this amazing crew and cast, especially my beyond wonderful Josh Morrow. This cast, crew and everyone geind the scenes at Sony and CBS are truly the best at what they do and are my family. To yoru incredible fans, than you forEVERYTHING. This isn't goodby. Just goodye for now. All my love, Melissa," she shared in an Instagram post. We wish Egan all the best on her future endeavors.