Christopher Meloni Strips Down for ‘Men’s Health’ and Reveals Why He Left Law & Order: SVU

Christopher Meloni stripped down for the latest issue of Men’s Health

Inside the magazine, the 60-year-old Law & Order: Organized Crime actor can be seen tugging a vintage car, doing squats, and posing nude except for a strategically placed weight. 

He discussed his butt and body being the center of  attention on social media saying, “it’s cool as sh*t. The aspect of age comes into play as far as the cover of [this magazine] and how I feel about it. A friend of mine said, ‘Did you ever think in a million years you’d be on the cover of Men’s Health?’ I said, ‘Certainly not at age 60.’”

In the issue, he reveals why his negotiations for Law & Order: SVU broke down which led him to leave the show. “My thought was: Instead of 22 episodes, bring me back for nine episodes, or bring me back for 18 episodes. They literally came to me on a Thursday night and said, ‘This is the deal. We want the answer by tomorrow. It’s our way or no way.’ I don’t want to f*ck around with you guys. This is what I want. If you can’t do it, that’s fine. Let’s figure out my exit.”

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