Bryan Cranston is retiring from signing autographs

The 'Breaking Bad' and 'Malcolm In The Middle' actor is still down for taking selfies, though

Bryan Cranston has told his fans that he is “retiring” from signing autographs as he is “overwhelmed by requests”.

The Breaking Bad actor made the announcement on his Twitter account earlier today (February 1), telling fans that, when it came to signing autographs and fan memorabilia, he “just can’t do it anymore”.

“Friends,” he wrote. “After 18 years of signing everything for fans – I’m retiring. Overwhelmed by requests and I just can’t do it anymore.

“I love meeting fans and will personalise pix in person, but that’s all,” he added. “Thanks for your understanding. See you on the street – we’ll take a selfie!”

Cranston’s decision follows a similar request that Beatles drummer Ringo Starr made to his fans back in 2008 – he later blamed the rise of eBay for the implementation of his ban.

Last month, Cranston was among the stars of Breaking Bad who celebrated the ground-breaking show’s tenth anniversary.

The show, which ran for five seasons until 2013, first aired on January 20, 2008. Marking the anniversary, a number of the show’s stars took to social media to reminisce about their time on Breaking Bad – as well as taking the opportunity to joke about how last month’s US government shutdown had coincided with the milestone.