• Wentworth Miller is officially retiring from playing Michael Scofield in "Prison Break"
  • He says he is done playing straight roles after coming out as gay in 2013
  •  Miller's co-stars, Dominic Purcell and Sarah Wayne Callies, sent him messages of support

Wentworth Miller wants to make a huge change in his career as he announced that he will never return to "Prison Break."

Miller took to Instagram Sunday to reveal that he will no longer reprise his role as Michael Scofield in the Fox series as he does not want to play straight characters anymore.

"I'm out. Of PB. Officially," the 48-year-old actor wrote. "Not bec of static on social media (although that has centered the issue). I just don't want to play straight characters. Their stories have been told (and told)."

"So. No more Michael. If you were a fan of the show, hoping for additional seasons... I understand this is disappointing," Miller continued. "I'm sorry. If you're hot and bothered bec you fell in love with a fictional straight man played by a real gay one...That's your work.”

In his post, Miller recognized the "affectionate" and "supportive" messages he has received from fans, saying that they were very much appreciated. However, he was much less appreciative of the hateful comments on his social media posts and said he doesn't want queer kids visiting his page to be exposed to these types of messages.

But the actor assured fans that he won't "disappear" because he can't be "bullied" off social media regardless of how many hate comments and messages he gets.

Meanwhile, Miller was backed by his "Prison Break" co-stars, including Dominic Purcell, who played his on-screen brother Lincoln Burrows.

"It was fun mate. What a ride it was," Purcell commented on his post. "Fully support and understand your reasoning. Glad you have made this decision for you[r] health and your truth. Keep the post coming... love ya brother."

Sarah Wayne Callies, who played Miller's on-screen love interest Dr. Sara Tancredi, also supported his decision not to play straight roles anymore. She shared snaps of them on Instagram and penned a message for Miller.

"[Y]esterday @wentworthmiller announced he’s done playing michael scofield because as a gay man he wants to focus on playing gay characters," Callies wrote.

She noted that "Prison Break" is a "queer-friendly space" and that they stand with and among each other and their friends and family in the LGBTQ+ community.

"[W]ith gratitude for all the work we did together, & with deep love, i’m voicing my support for that choice," she continued, adding the hashtags "#pb #imwithwent #scofieldsticktogether."

Miller came out as gay in 2013 in a letter declining an invitation to be a guest of honor at the St. Petersburg International Film Festival. He rejected the invitation as a form of protest against Russia's anti-gay laws, USA Today reported.

"As a gay man, I must decline," he said in the letter he sent to film festival organizers.

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Wentworth Miller was born June 2. He is pictured at SiriusXM’s Entertainment Weekly Radio Channel Broadcasts From Comic-Con 2016 on July 22, 2016 in San Diego, California. Vivien Killilea/Getty Images for SiriusXM