What’s up with Captain Lee Rosbach?

FANS of Below Deck are used to bombing out moments and saying goodbye to fellow cast members.

But in a December episode, Captain Lee Rosbach, one of the show’s central members for over a decade, said goodbye to the crew due to health issues.

Captain Lee Rosbach earned the nickname "stud of the sea"


Captain Lee Rosbach has earned the nickname “Stud of the Seas”.Credit: James Woodley

What’s up with Captain Lee Rosbach?

Captain Lee acknowledged that both the grief at the loss of his son and physical pain and complications from an injury made it impossible for him to continue on the Bravo show.

The captain, 73, faced the death of his son in July 2019.

His son Joshua Rosbach was 42 years old when he overdosed after more than 20 years of drug addiction.

The captain then suffered a physical injury which left him with nervous problems; often half his body suddenly goes numb.

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This nerve problem causes mobility problems for the captain, which is why he cannot stay on board.

What did Captain Lee say after leaving the show?

Captain Lee, who became known for his no-nonsense leadership during his decade at Bravo, gave an interview to the Los Angeles Times.

In an interview he said of his grief: “Some days are better than others. Other days I just fuck a train wreck. I’m sitting at a traffic light, something triggers it and I just fall apart like a cheap suit.”

Below Deck crew were shocked by the captain's furlough


Below Deck crew were shocked by the captain’s furloughCredit: NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal via

Physically, however, he is apparently getting stronger; A few days after his farewell episode aired, TMZ snapped him working out at the gym.

Will Captain Lee be back?

Captain Lee hasn’t said if he’s coming back or not.

However, he has shared his disdain for retirement.

According to co-star Kate Chastain, Captain Lee is almost completely healed.

He also just attended Bravocon in New York City in December, suggesting he may have some sort of role in the future of the franchise.

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