Cee Lo Green: Leaving The Voice For Good!

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The Voice fans are never going to "forget you," Cee Lo Green, but after four seasons on the NBC singing competition, he is bidding it farewell just the same.

Green, who had been scheduled to take the upcoming sixth season off, announced on Ellen that he won't be returning to his spinning chair at all.

Cee Lo on Ellen

"I'm going to continue my relationship with NBC," he said.

"I have a television show development deal with them and hopefully some other talk show opportunities. But yeah, I'm going to miss The Voice too."

"So I’m not coming back guys."

An incredulous DeGeneres asked Cee Lo to clarify. "I'm not coming back at all," he said, leaving no wiggle room. "I 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."

Back in 2011, Green was among the original four fantastic mentors on The Voice alongside Adam Levine, Blake Shelton and Christina Aguilera.

Both he and Aguilera served for seasons 1-3 and sat season 4 out, with Shakira and Usher filling their spots; the original twosome resumed for Season Five.

In the meantime, the Grammy winner has an upcoming tour with Lionel Richie, who joined him for the Ellen appearance. "He'll be with me, on the road!" Richie said.

Will you miss Cee Lo Green on The Voice?

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