Blake Shelton has announced that he is stepping away from the coach’s chair. He said that the upcoming season of “The Voice” will be his last.
Blake took to his social media to make the announcement, explaining he’s been wrestling with the idea of leaving the singing competition show for a while now.
As one of the longest-tenured coaches, Blake says his 12 years on the NBC show have been a hell of a ride, and he’s thanking everyone who had a hand in pulling off the twice-a-week live show.
“I’ve been wrestling with this for a while and I’ve decided that it’s time for me to step away from The Voice after next season.”
“The show has changed my life in every way for the better and it would always feel like home to me. 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 beverage (Ha!) to put on a live show twice a week.
“I’ve made lifelong bonds with Carson and every single of my fellow coaches over the years, including my wife Gwen Stefani.”
“I have to give a huge shoutout to the singers – the ‘Voices, ‘ who come on the stage season after season and amaze us with their talents, and a special thanks to those who choose me as their coach.”
Blake ends by saying the show wouldn’t be what it is today without the fans.
The Voice has not given any statement on who would replace Blake Shelton after the next season yet.