Manning's statement was issued to XBIZ by his reps at FabScout Entertainment: "I had some personal issues that led me to make a rash decision and things got out of hand. I'm shooting for Steve Cruz right now and he has helped me realize that all porn isn't bad! I've had an amazing time I wouldn't give it up for anything. I regret my blog posting announcing my retirement, which I've taken down."
Manning is currently filming "Green Door" for Mustang Studios and performer-director Steve Cruz.
"He also just shot a movie for Chi Chi LaRue and it was great, " a FabScout rep told XBIZ. "There are many irons in the fire. Chad is looking forward to continuing his XXX career."
Manning is currently onscreen in "Slow Heat in a Texas Town" for Titan Media.