In an interview with Ellen DeGeneres, Green affirmed he will not be coming back as a mentor on NBC’s The Voice.
“I’m not coming back, guys,” were the words the musician said when DeGeneres asked whether he’d be acting as coach and mentor on The Voice next season.
Green added, though, that his relationship with NBC wasn’t over and that he was hoping to have some new projects soon, including the possibility of a new talk show later this year.
“I don’t want to wear out my welcome there,” he explained. “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.”
The decision to part ways was amicable between the singer and the network, and Cee Lo affirmed he was going to miss the reality show very much.
“I will not go quietly into the night… expect more great music and entertainment done in my own unique unmistakable and undeniable way,” Green promised. “The Voice has given me all the altitude and incentive to do just that. Thanks for the memories and make way for many more!”
Cee Lo Green and Christina Aguilera were the mentors for the first, second, third and fifth seasons of the talent show, with Shakira and Usher filling in for them on the fourth and sixth seasons.
The Voice‘s sixth season will begin next Monday.