A couple hours prior to last night's X Factor results show, L.A. Reid made a surprising announcement:
He will not return for Season 3 of the Fox singing competition.
Said the CEO of Epic Records to Access Hollywood: "I have a company to run that I've kind of neglected. It saddens me a little bit, but only a little bit."
Reid has sat alongside good friend Simon Cowell on the judges' table for both seasons of the series.
"I love Simon. We have a great relationship," he said. "We have fun together, we talk, we laugh, we do bad things, we're friends… but now I've got to go back to work."
Britney Spears has come out and already said she will be back for Season 3, while the status of Demi Lovato is unknown at this time.
Will you miss L.A. Reid on The X Factor?