Esposito anger at Blue Bloods exit

Updated: 19 November 2012 16:25

Jennifer Esposito has hit out at CBS after being dramatically cut from top cop drama Blue Bloods.

Jennifer Esposito has hit out at CBS after being dramatically cut from top cop drama Blue Bloods.

The actress - who plays Detective Jackie Curatola - suffers from Celiac disease and was placed "on a leave of absence" by the network, which judged her "unable to perform the demands of her role".

"What happened was ugliness," Esposito said last night (November 18) on Fox News Channel's FOX Files. "So many things of injustice that happen in this business. It's what you sign up for.

"This, though, is something that is not about me, I feel. This is about a disease that people don't understand. And what went on [here], it makes me sick."

Esposito previously revealed that - prior to her suspension from the show - CBS had refused to scale back her workload on Blue Bloods, which led to her collapsing on set.

"The [assistant director] came in and said, 'I'll get the medic', and we were like, 'There is nothing [to do], unless he can cure me of Celiac disease'," she said.

"They had to carry me into the car and bring me to the doctor, where I [was] for seven hours."