Cee Lo Green Announces Departure From The Voice

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Cee Lo Green is ready to say sayonara to his red swivel chair!

The Voice judge posted a message on his website today that read:

"I'm officially announcing today that I won't be returning as a coach on The Voice cycle 7 in the Fall. There are numerous reasons that led to this decision, which has been amicably reached with NBC, but I'm excited to be developing several other ideas with the network and my association with NBC remains strong. The Voice has been an immensely enjoyable experience for me and I can only hope I have enriched the lives of our viewers, the contestants, and the many friends I made there. I will always be there in spirit. Meanwhile, NBC and I plan to continue our relationship with several new co-ventures including a new music show, while we also explore our ideas for me to create and host a new show of my own. I will not go quietly into the night... expect more great music and entertainment done in my own unique unmistakable and undeniable way. The Voice has given me all the altitude and incentive to do just that. Thanks for the memories and make way for many more!"

On today's episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Cee Lo revealed that he's not coming back, saying he has so many other things he wants to do, which apparently includes going on tour with Lionel Richie.

Cee Lo was originally not supposed to come back for this season, while Usher sat in his seat, but we're all shocked by the news that he's leaving for good!

We'll miss you Cee Lo!

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