“I’m not coming back at all,” Green told DeGeneres on her show. ”I just 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.”
Green, who was not scheduled to be a part of season six, served as a coach on four of the previous five season of the show.
“I’m going to continue my relationship with NBC,” Green explained. “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.”
Paul Telegdy, President, Alternative and Late Night Programming, NBC Entertainment, said in a statement, “CeeLo Green has been an instrumental part of the success of ‘The Voice’ and we deeply appreciate all his contributions. We’re looking forward to working with him on other upcoming projects that will tap into both his musical and entertainment expertise.”
The new season premieres Feb. 24 with Adam Levine and Blake Shelton returning as coaches, with Usher and Shakira replacing Green and Christina Aguilera.