Adam Levine Talks About Returning to “The Voice”

Adam Levine performs at Super Bowl LIII. Photo by Jacob Kupferman/CSM/REX/Shutterstock (10082133dl)

If you’re hoping that Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine would return to The Voice don’t count on it.

During a Q&A session on his Instagram Stories, Levine responded to a fan’s question of if he would be coming back the popular singing competition. He responded with three words, “No thank you?”

Another user asked him if he missed working with Blake Shelton and Levine jokingly replied, “Blake who?” And when another fan asked him which of Shelton’s albums was his favorite, he said “Who is this Blake you speak of?”

Levine joined The Voice in its debut season in 2011 and after being a judge for 16 seasons, the “Sugar” singer’s departure was announced in May 2019. Following his exit, Gwen Stefani stepped in late 2019.

At the time of his departure, Levine wrote this on his Instagram, “[The Voice] went on to be a life shaping experience that will be close to my heart forever,” he wrote via Instagram at the time. “Thank you NBC for signing me up. I am truly honored to have been a part of something I’ll always cherish for the rest of my life. Thank you to every single coach I ever sat in those chairs with. That is [a] shared experience that is singularly ours. We have that for life. Thank you to everyone who supported this long strange and amazing left turn into a place I never thought I’d go.”

Months after exiting, Levine explained on The Ellen Degeneres Show that he misses the show, but that it was too much work and that he wanted to spend time with his family.