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Why is Blake Shelton leaving The Voice in 2023?

After 12 years, Blake Shelton quits The voice forever. The country hitmaker shocked fans on Oct. 11 with the news that he’s stepping down from his big red chair in 2023, with season 23 next spring marking his final run. But what led to this decision? Shelton hasn’t shared a specific reason for leaving The voice in 2023. However, his statements of the last few years have a common thread: It’s just time.

Shelton took to Twitter on Tuesday night, an hour before the latest episode of The voice Season 22 to announce his departure. He revealed in his statement that he was “struggling” with the decision to step down “for a while.”

“This show has changed my life for the better in every way and will always make me feel at home,” the statement read. “It’s been an amazing ride over these 12 years of chair rotations and I want to thank everyone The voice from NBC, all the producers, the writers, the musicians, the crew and the catering guys, you are the best. It takes a lot of work, passion and adult drinks (Ha!) to put together a live show twice a week.”

Shelton then thanked his co-stars, artists and fans. He noted the “lifelong bonds” he has formed with all of his fellow coaches and host Carson Daly.

“I have to give kudos to the singers – the ‘Voices’ who come onto this stage season after season and amaze us with their talent, and a special thanks to those who have chosen me to be their coach,” he added added. “Ultimately, it’s about all of you, the fans who watch and support these artists, us coaches and everyone else The voice chase their dreams. It wouldn’t work without you!”

Blake Shelton was one of the four original coaches The voice when it debuted in 2011 alongside Adam Levine, Christina Aguilera and CeeLo Green. Initially he didn’t like the concept of the show, but he has remained on the coaching board ever since. The “God’s Country” singer even met his now-wife, Gwen Stefani, on the podium.

Although Blake Shelton quits The voice is disappointing, many fans probably knew it was coming soon. The singer hasn’t shied away from voicing his desire to settle down with Stefani. In March 2021 he told Hoda Kotb up today that he hoped he and his wife could have a simpler life “sooner than later.”

“I mean, [Gwen and I have] they’ve both pretty much pushed it to the limit in terms of our careers and touring and now the TV thing,” he said. “It was fortunate to achieve many things. But hopefully we’ll get a chance to live a little at some point.”

In addition to 12 years on The voice, Shelton has spent more than 20 years as a country music sensation. He has released more than 50 singles and 12 albums and has eight Grammy nominations to his credit.

For now, it looks like Shelton is only planning to retire The voice. He hasn’t made an official statement about leaving the music industry – in fact, he just recently announced the Honky Tonk Tour for winter 2023. However, Shelton was open about his retirement from music earlier this year.

“It always comes to an end eventually, and I’ve always been prepared for that and I’ve adjusted to it,” he said at the Country Radio Seminar in March. “And I learned to accept it a few years ago, maybe three or four or five years ago that it’s coming.”

Fans can continue to watch Blake Shelton’s team The voice Season 22. New episodes of The voice airs every Monday and Tuesday on NBC, with streaming the next day on Peacock.

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