Adam Levine has lost his voice. Or rather, The Voice has lost Adam Levine.
After 16 seasons as a coach on the singing competition, the Maroon 5 frontman is hanging up his vocal gloves.
The announcement of the “Girls Like You” singer’s departure was made by host of the show, Carson Daly.
“[Adam’ll] always be a cherished member of The Voice family,” Daly said on Today. “Of course, we wish him nothing but the best.”
On Instagram, Levine addresses his leaving, calling his time with the show “a life shaping experience.”
Levine has served on the coaching panel since the show’s inception, with his absence being felt by his fellow judges.
“Having a hard time wrapping my head around Adam not being at The Voice anymore,” wrote Blake Shelton on Twitter. “After 16 seasons that changed both of our lives. I only found out about this yesterday and it hasn’t set in on me yet. Gonna miss working with that idiot.”
Newest coach Kelly Clarkson also expressed her sadness.
“Found out last night about Adam leaving The Voice & while I get that he’s been doing the show 4 a while & wants to step away, it will be weird showing up 4 work & he’s not there. To start an amazing show from the ground up is a big deal!”
But all is not lost as a familiar face is taking Levine’s place.
And we’re sure Shelton is super happy — he and the “Hollaback Girl” singer have been dating since 2015!