He thanked Y&R fans and shared:
Just to clarify, the scenes you saw the other day, Ashland dying at the hands of Nick [Joshua Morrow], were in fact my last scenes on the show, the end of my contract. Those were shot about five weeks ago.
And since then, I have come home, three thousand miles away from L.A., home to my family, to my lovely wife Britt [Helfer], to my son and daughter-in-law, Connor and Caroline, and to my fantastic two young grandsons, Leo and Rocky, and my daughter Kendal, and I couldn't be happier about that.
He then gave a shoutout to the soap's cast and crew before saying:
Maybe I'll see you again one day; you'll never know.
Watch Newman's farewell below.