While you may not watch Grey's Anatomy, the chances are good your significant other does. Or maybe a close friend. Or, hey, maybe even you. As such, this news will likely come as something that's sad, but inevitable: Patrick Dempsey has said that the eighth season of the hit ABC show will be his last.

Speaking with the Italian edition of Vanity Fair, Dempsey said that this coming year would be it: “I do not know what’s going to happen to the other characters, but for me it’s done."

This being Hollywood, of course, Dempsey's representatives were quick to deny the quote. Said a rep to EW, "He was referring to the fact that his contract is up at the end of next season and we have no idea what the future holds." Translation: He's probably gone, but we can't say that just yet. Honesty is not the best policy!

What this means for McSteamy or McTreemy (yes, these are Grey's characters), remains to be seen.

[via TVLine, EW]