CeeLo Green Won’t Be Returning To ‘The Voice;’ Possible Talk Show In The Works
“The Voice” star Cee Lo Green recently announced that he will not be returning to the NBC interactive singing competition where he served as a coach for four seasons.
“I’m not coming back at all,” the “Forget You” singer revealed during an appearance on “The Ellen Show.”
He first appeared on the series alongside Christina Aguilera, Black Shelton and Adam Levine when it debuted back in 2011. Three years later, the 39-year-old Georgia native says he decided that he wanted to leave on a high note, in addition to wanting to put out new music and explore other opportunities.
“I don’t want to wear out my welcome there,” he explained. “I have so many other things I want to do. I haven’t released an album in four years. I’m almost done with an album.”
CeeLo adds that he will continue working with NBC and may have a TV show of his own in the works.
“I’m going to continue my relationship with NBC,” he continued. “I have a television show development deal with them and hopefully some other talk show opportunities for later in the year.”
He also shared a message to fans regarding his departure via his website.
“I’m officially announcing today that I won’t be returning as a coach on ‘The Voice’ cycle 7 in the Fall. There are numerous reasons that led to this decision, which has been amicably reached with NBC, but I’m excited to be developing several other ideas with the network and my association with NBC remains strong,” he wrote. “‘The Voice’ has been an immensely enjoyable experience for me and I can only hope I have enriched the lives of our viewers, the contestants, and the many friends I made there. I will always be there in spirit. Meanwhile, NBC and I plan to continue our relationship with several new co-ventures including a new music show, while we also explore our ideas for me to create and host a new show of my own. I will not go quietly into the night… expect more great music and entertainment done in my own unique unmistakable and undeniable way. The Voice has given me all the altitude and incentive to do just that. Thanks for the memories and make way for many more!”
Turn the page to watch his interview. Will you miss CeeLo on “The Voice?”