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Katherine Heigl Takes Second Break From 'Grey's Anatomy'

November 12, 2009 (9:23 am) GMT
Her character may be showing up at Seattle Grace this week but she won't stay long at the workplace for the actress wants to take a leave again.

Just when she returns on this week's episode of "", a report emerges that 's Izzie Stevens will be out of the screen again. EW's Michael Ausiello cited some sources as saying that the actress wants to take a break from the medical drama again, this time for a personal reason.

Heigl has once taken a hiatus from the show last month to complete her feature movie project "". While it was for professional reason, this second leave is for her family's sake. She reportedly wants more quality time with her newly-adopted daughter Naleigh. This means Izzie will not appear in several episodes most likely those that air in early 2010.

This week, Izzie pops up at the nurse station and blames Meredith for telling Cristina and her rival Charles that she is there. Alex notices her presence but leaves without saying anything. Izzie actually returns to Seattle Grace with her high school mentor to seek treatment for his dementia. "New History" airs November 12.


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