After 16 seasons on the show, Adam Levine has revealed that he will not be returning for season 17 of NBC’s The Voice.
The Maroon 5 singer made the announcement yesterday (May 24). He shared a heartfelt Instagram post to share his farewell to the show.
“About 8 years ago, Mark Burnett convinced us to sign up for this show where you sit in a big red chair with your back turned away from the singers on the stage,” he wrote. “First thank you must go to Mark. We had no idea what we were doing or where it was going. It went on to be a life-shaping experience that will be close to my heart forever.
“Thank you NBC for signing me up. I am truly honored to have been a part of something I’ll always cherish for the rest of my life. Thank you to every single coach I ever sat in those chairs with. That is a shared experience that is singularly ours. We have that for life. Thank you to everyone who supported this long strange and amazing left turn into a place I never thought I’d go.”
Levine and Blake Shelton have appeared on the show since its launch in 2011. Levine has coached three champions and will be gutted to leave.
On the bright side, Gwen Stefani will be filling in for season 17, so at least we have that to look forward to.