NCIS’ Pauley Perrette announces major new career change away from acting: ‘My song!’

NCIS legend Pauley Perrette has shared the exciting news she’s forayed into the world of singing after leaving acting on-screen behind her.

Pauley Perrette left the acting world behind her back in 2020 following the cancellation of CBS sitcom Broke. This was Perrette’s only on-screen role after bidding farewell to the part of Abby Sciuto in the crime procedural NCIS two years earlier and ever since, the actor has been enjoying life out of the limelight, only making rare appearances on TV as part of charity fundraising telethons.

However, now Perrette has sparked excitement among her social media followers by revealing her latest venture.

With acting now behind her, Perrette is dipping her toe into the world of music, sharing the news she’s recorded a brand new song.

On Twitter, Perrette shared a YouTube link to her new song to her 709.6k followers and explained her reasons behind it.

“My song BeautifulChild,” Perrette began, alongside a YouTube link of the video for her fans to follow.

She continued: “This song came up in a full on jam session with a bunch of amazing musicians tonight.

“I read all the comments. Yes. This is needed,” Perrette emphasised. “Wrote it for #LGBT but realize it’s been important to so many.

“YOU yes you ARE a #beautifulchild,” Perrette concluded, making clear the inspirational message she hopes is spread through the tune.

Perrette delved further into the heartbreaking reasons for the song in the description of the music video on YouTube as well.

She penned: “I wrote this song after my friend lost her younger brother. This video was made for awareness of @TrevorProject so #LGBT kids or anyone that thinks they have no one to talk to and think they don’t matter knows there IS someone out there, and you DO matter. So Much.

“Everyone of us, regardless of what you have been told or what you think is a #BeautifulChild of God.

“Please watch and share with anyone that you want to be reminded: You Are Beautiful. You Are Not Alone.”

Perrette then included contact details for the Trevor Project for those who feel affected by the issues she raised.

And while the career move is a far cry from the world of acting fans have become accustomed to for Perrette over the years, several took the time to praise Perrette for her efforts and congratulate her on the heartwarming sentiment.

Twitter user @rhondaYocum79 replied: “Everything you do is from the heart. Writing and singing this beautiful heartfelt song, you can feel every inch and breath from the beginning to the end!

“Thank you for always shining your amazing light to others that may be in their darkest times.”

Maria Blanco echoed: “What a beautiful song. Seriously what I needed to hear tonight. Bless you,” followed by a love heart emoji.

Elsewhere, @jaidedme weighed in: “Absolutely have me the chills. You are a most amazing human soul.”

“Great stuff, Pauley! Really nice track. Love the strings,” Bill Schultz added while @BadClams4U commented: “Wow! You really have a beautiful voice Pauley. This!!! Peace, love and hugs to you.”

NCIS season 20 premieres on CBS in the USA on September 19. A UK release date is yet to be announced.

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