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'Private Practice' mystery: Where's Amy Brenneman?

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amy-brennemanImage Credit: Eric McCandless/ABCMore than a few eagle-eyed Private Practice viewers have written in wondering why Amy Brenneman (Violet) hasn’t appeared in the last two original episodes. Seemed like a fair question, so I did a little digging and here’s what I found out…

Brenneman’s rep, Stephen Huvane, tells me that his client “took a few weeks off to have a planned surgery to fix a chronic health issue. She is already back at work.”

I’m told Brenneman ended up missing a total of three episodes, the last of which is scheduled to air on March 25. An ABC rep confirms that Violet will reappear at the tail end of the April 1 episode.

Mystery solved!

UPDATE: As several of you have pointed out in the comments, Brenneman has been openly discussing her PP medical leave on Twitter for weeks. So if you’re following @theamybrenneman, go ahead and ignore this story. Everyone else, you read it here first!