Blake Shelton is leaving The Voice
On October 11, 2022, Shelton took to Instagram to release a statement on his emotional departure.
“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,” he began.
“The show has changed my life in every way for the better and it will 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 hard work, passion, and adult beverages (Ha!) to pull off a live show twice a week. I’ve made lifelong buds with Carson [Daly] and every single one of my fellow coaches over the years, including my wife Gwen Stefani!” he added.
“I have to give a huge shouts 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!”