After three days MIA from the set last week, and rumors of erratic behavior, director Bryan Singer has been booted from Bohemian Rhapsody (the Freddie Mercury biopic) by Fox and starring Rami Malek as the singer.

This has been rumored to have been in the works for a while now, with sources telling Deadline that Fox had been quietly shopping for a new director for a while now.

"Bryan Singer is no longer the director of Bohemian Rhapsody,"; was all the Studio had to say in their official statement.

There is only two weeks left in principal photography in Bohemian Rhapsody but sources say it may not be done now until next year. Fox is still shooting for a December 2018 release date.

Read Singer's statement below:

"With fewer than three weeks to shoot remaining, I asked Fox for some time off so I could return to the U.S. to deal with pressing health matters concerning one of my parents. This was a very taxing experience, which ultimately took a serious toll on my own health.  Unfortunately, the studio was unwilling to accommodate me and terminated my services.  This was not my decision and it was beyond my control.  Rumors that my unexpected departure from the film was sparked by a dispute I had with Rami Malek are not true.  While, at times, we did have creative differences on set, Rami and I successfully put those differences behind us and continued to work on the film together until just prior to Thanksgiving.  I wanted nothing more than to be able to finish this project and help honor the legacy of Freddie Mercury and Queen, but Fox would not permit me to do so because I needed to temporarily put my health, and the health of my loved ones, first."