Today Cee Lo Green announced that he will not return to NBC’s ‘The Voice’. The Pop/R&B singer says he plans to continue working with NBC in the future, as he has a first-look deal with the network.
In an interview with Ellen DeGeneres he said “I’m not coming back, guys,” Green, 39, gave his fans a statement from 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. 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!”
The writing was kinda on the wall as Green said in January, “I’m human and I have other ambitions that I want to see through that will require my undivided attention.”