Adam Levine Comments on Blake Shelton Leaving ‘The Voice’, Says ‘It’s About Time’

Blake Shelton will be leaving ‘The Voice’ after the 23rd season that’s currently running. His former fellow coach, Adam Levine is the only one who remains unfazed.

“It’s about time,” Levine joked at the Vanity Fair Oscars After-Party. The two musicians’ coached ‘The Voice’ together for 16 seasons. This was before Adam Levine left the show in 2019.

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Shelton revealed that he is going to leave ‘The Voice’ last year. “This show has changed my life in every way for the better and it will always feel like home to me,” he wrote in a statement. “It’s been a hell of a ride over these 12 years of chair turns and I want to thank everyone at ‘The Voice’ from NBC, every producer, the writers, musicians, crew and catering people, you are the best. It takes a lot of work, passion, and adult beverages (Ha!) to pull off a live show twice a week.” Shelton, statistically, is the best coach in terms of winning seasons, after having crowned a champ from his team in nine of the show’s 22 completed seasons.

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Shelton sat down with his current fellow coaches, Kelly Clarkson, Niall Horan and Chance the Rapper to talk about the reasons behind leaving the show. “I think I was close to calling it a day right when COVID hit and then, because of COVID, I didn’t want to walk away from the show and leave everybody in a bind,” Shelton said. “I mean, this show changed my life. I’ll stay until the world kind of gets back to normal.”

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