Captain Lee Gives Health Update After Exiting ‘Below Deck’ Early

Exiting early. Captain Lee Rosbach gave Beneath Deck followers an replace as his surprising departure aired on the Monday, December 12, episode of the Bravo collection.

“Im doing simply effective, and getting higher each day,” the 73-year-old captain tweeted on Monday.

Lee had been struggling for the reason that starting of the season 10 constitution attributable to a nerve situation, which affected his mobility.


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“My damage, it’s getting worse. The left facet of my physique, I don’t really feel something,” he defined on Monday’s episode. “I anticipated much more progress than I’m experiencing, and essentially the most irritating half about it’s, I can’t do a god goddamn factor about it, and it’s laborious.”

The fact TV character added that he “owe[d] it to my crew to do proper by them” and bow out.

“One in every of my greatest issues now’s I’m not capable of observe. I don’t know who’s doing what, it’s my job,” he defined. “They count on that out of me. There comes a degree if a captain is basically being goal, he must be placing the perfect pursuits of his crew first.”

Earlier than the episode’s “to be continued” cliffhanger, Lee knowledgeable his costars of his exit.

“As you guys know I’ve been scuffling with my mobility, and it’s been laborious and I’ve allow you to guys down and for that, I apologize,” he mentioned. “So I’ve decided to depart the boat.”

Lee beforehand confirmed to Us Weekly final month that he underwent again surgical procedure.

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Captain Lee Rosbach
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“Again surgical procedure got here out nice, it actually did,” he mentioned earlier than teasing his departure. “You’ll discover this season that I do one thing that I’ve by no means, ever completed earlier than in my profession or in my life. And there’s gonna be plenty of conditions the place you’re gonna go like, ‘Wow, didn’t see that coming in any respect.’ And never solely will or not it’s true for the viewers, [but] it was additionally true for myself and the crew.”

He added on the time that he was feeling “nice” and beginning to get again to his routine. “Simply earlier than we began, I’d simply gotten again from the health club, hopped within the bathe and [was] able to go,” he famous.

On the subject of his future on the seas, Lee informed Us: “I believe, personally, retirement [is] overrated. I believe you all the time need to have a goal. It’s important to be doing one thing productive. And when yachting and the present itself stopped being enjoyable might be once I’ll cease doing it.”

Beneath Deck airs on Bravo Mondays at 8 p.m. ET.