THE Voice coach Blake Shelton has recently admitted that the singing competition show “turned his life upside down.”
Recently the country music star revealed in a new interview the actual reason why he’s quitting The Voice.
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GettyBlake told Carson Daly on Today that he wanted to leave The Voice in 2020[/caption]
Blake, 46, expressed on Monday’s episode of Today that he contemplated leaving the reality TV series for a few years.
Since 2020 the Grammy-nominated winner had wanted to end his run on The Voice; however, he didn’t want to leave “everybody in a bind” so he stayed.
“I think I was close to calling it a day right when COVID hit,” he told host Carson Daly, 49, on the show.
“And then, because of COVID, I didn’t want to walk away from the show and leave everybody in a bind.
“I mean, this show changed my life. I’ll stay here until the world kind of gets back to normal again.”
While he spoke with The Voice and Today host Carson, Blake detailed how his duration on the show transformed his life.
“I met my wife [Gwen Stefani] on this show,” Blake said.
“It’s changed my life in every way it possibly can, from a personal standpoint.”
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READY FOR NOTHING
The 53-year-old pop star met Blake back in 2014 when they were both coaches on the show.
At the time, each of them was in a respective relationship; however, in 2015, those separate relationships ended in divorce, enabling the two to date each other.
They tied the knot in 2021.
Blake emphasized to the news outlet that though The Voice changed his life in a “good way,” he’s ready to slow things down.
“When I came on as a coach on this show, I mean, everything in my life was turned upside down.
“And in a good way, you know? This has been incredible, but it’s time, you know.
“It’s time for not even what’s next. A little bit of nothing would be nice.”
LAST ONE STANDING
Though he plans to leave the show, Blake has committed to coach in the upcoming season alongside Kelly Clarkson and two new judges: Chance the Rapper and Niall Horan.
Blake is the only judge to be featured in all 23 seasons of The Voice.
On October 11, 2022, Blake took to Instagram to announce his decision to leave the series.
At the time, he revealed: “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.
“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.
“I have to give a huge shout to the singers—the ‘Voices,’ who come on this stage season after season and amaze us with their talent, and a special thanks to those who chose me to be their coach.
“Lastly, it’s about y’all, the fans, who watch and support these artists, us coaches, and everyone at The Voice who are chasing our dreams. It would not happen without you!”
APBlake stayed because he didn’t want to leave ‘everybody in a bind’[/caption]
SplashBlake will be featured in the upcoming season though he plans to leave[/caption]
NBCBlake is the only coach to judge in all 23 seasons of The Voice[/caption]