CeeLo Green has decided to permanently leave his coaching position on NBC’s The Voice.
The singer, known for his eclectic singing style, bold fashion sense and diverse choice in team members, said that he will not be coming back to the popular singing competition during an interview on The Ellen DeGeneres Show.
One of the original coaches on The Voice, Green said he doesn’t want to wear out his welcome on the show and that there are other things that he wants to do, like work on a new album.
“I’m going to continue my relationship with NBC,” he explained. “I have a television development deal with them as well. And hopefully some other talk show opportunities for later in the year. But yeah, I’m going to miss The Voice too. I’m not coming back guys.”
Green and fellow coach Christina Aguilera both sat out of the fourth and sixth seasons of the show. They were replaced by Usher and Shakira.
The new season of The Voice premieres at 8pm Monday, February 24 with Jill Scott joining Usher’s team.