No, Cookie Lyon is not leaving Empire. She had a heart attack but she will be fine. In episode 11 of season 4, “Without Apology” we see her suffer a health scare. Her and Lucious are discussing Andre and all of a sudden Cookie faints and is unable to catch her breath.
Taraji Responds To Rumors That Cookie Is Leaving
In the video above, Taraji P. Henson makes it clear that she’s not leaving Empire. Henson explains how difficult it is to be on a hit TV show in this day and age. It’s easy to take Empire for granted now that it has been on for a couple season. Who can forget the show’s record-breaking first season? Why would Taraji leave one of the most successful TV shows of all-time?
It’s Hard Out Here For A Pimp
Television shows come and go these days and Empire‘s success is rare. Black television shows are making a comeback but it’s difficult to keep them on air. Being Mary Jane was a great series with tons of fans but it was cancelled.
Last year, Sanaa Lathan’s Shots Fired was cancelled by Fox. The series had a poor ratings average yet it was the 7th most watched scripted TV series for the 2016-17 season. In the words of Taraji P. Henson: It’s hard out here for a pimp!
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