Ian Somerhalder talks end of Vampire Diaries

Ian Somerhalder has backtracked on recent comments he made about the end of The Vampire Diaries.

Somerhalder, who plays Damon Salvatore in the US vampire series, is blaming his “end-of-the-season foggy brain” for comments he made over the weekend about next season’s Vampire Diaries​ being its last.

Speaking to fans of the supernatural drama at WalkerStalkerCon in Nashville on Sunday, Somerhalder had said: “We have decided to do one last season to really do the story justice.”

But Somerhalder, 37, has since released a statement clarifying the comments on Twitter.

“Hey all, so… Last weekend I talked to an audience at a Q&A about the end of #TVD and how excited I was to make what I believe – my last year – be as great as possible,” he wrote.

“Somehow in my infinite wisdom and end-of-season foggy brain, I managed to make it sound like the show was coming to an end. Cut-to the press running stories that the show would be done after Season 8.

“Thing is, the people who actually make that decision (the CW and WB) haven’t made it yet! So let’s take things one step at a time: Season 7 wrap, vacation, lots of sleep, let the writers get started on Season 8, and then we’ll all see where we go from there. Until then, much love ;)Love,Ian​”

This comes after news that Somerhalder’s co-star Kat Graham announced that she would be leaving at the end of series eight.

“Season 8 will be my last season,” Graham said. “I just hope that whatever I do after, the crew can come with me.

“The crew is going to be the hardest thing to let go, because we are a family.”