Cee Lo Permanently Leaving The Voice?
Cee Lo Green is saying goodbye to The Voice, but plans to continue working with NBC in the future, as he has a first-look deal with the network.
Cee Lo Green is leaving the spinning red chair behind and looking towards the future since he announced that he will not be returning to NBC’s singing reality show “The Voice” as a regular judge. CelebNMusic247.com has learned via the Gnarls Barkley singer when he told Ellen DeGeneres the big news during an interview Wednesday.
Green, 39 said, “I’m not coming back, guys,” he added, “I don’t want to wear out my welcome there.”
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Green appeared on “Ellen” alongside Lionel Richie. He announced on his official website that he and Ritchie, 64, will be touring together this year — from May to August — in a concert special titled “All The Hits All Night Long.”
The singer was one of the original judges when the American version of the show — which originated in Holland — started airing in 2011. He appeared as one of the four judges, alongside country singer Blake Shelton, Christina Aguilera and Maroon 5 front man Adam Levine, for three seasons.
In season 4, Green and Aguilera took hiatuses and were replaced by singers Usher and Shakira. They returned for season 5, but were both replaced again in season 6.
“I’m going to continue my relationship with NBC,” he said. “I have a television show development deal with them as well and hopefully some other talk show opportunities for later in the year.”
“I’m human and I have other ambitions that I want to see through that will require my undivided attention,” Green said in January, according to THR.