After four seasons of being a judge on the NBC reality hit show, The Voice, Ceelo Green has decided it’s time for him to move on.


The Grammy award winner appeared on the Ellen DeGeneres talk show this past Wednesday and shared with fans that he is through with the reality show because he wants to focus more on his music career. The singer appeared alongside Lionel Richie, who CeeLo will be touring with in the Spring/Summer.


He told DeGeneres that he will maintain his relationship with NBC.


“I have a television show 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. So I’m not coming back guys.”


When Degeneres asked him to clarify, he responded:


“I’m not coming back at all. I don’t want to wear out my welcome there. You know what I’m saying. I have so many other things that I want to do. I haven’t released an album in four years. I’m almost done with my album.”


He also released this statement to Us Weekly.

“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!”



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