For years, the rumor mill was filled with speculation as to why Steve Burns decided to leave “Blue’s Clues” for good. Some claimed that he went to music and others said that he had lost his soul. The rumors had gotten so ridiculous that Burns went ahead and created a Twitter account with the handle @SteveBurnsAlive just to dispel the claims, according to HuffPost. “I Googled the conditions of life, and I meet every single one of them, I can assure you,” Burns spoke to the publication. “I am certainly alive. I know that for sure.”
Burns said that the outlandish claims may have been due to the public’s denial of Burns’ departure. However, he eventually clarified that he was leaving the show as he was growing older.
“I left the show because it was just simply time to go. I was pretty much playing a boyish, older-brotherish kind of character on the show. I was getting older; I was losing my hair; a lot of the original gangsters on the show, like the people who created it, were all moving on to other careers,” He said. “It just felt like time. I just had a gut feeling like it was time to go.”