Blake Shelton Hanging Up ‘The Voice’ After Season 23: ‘It’s Time for Me to Step Away’

Blake Shelton announced the next season of “The Voice” will be his last. The country singer, 46, announced Tuesday he is departing the NBC singing competition after Season 23.

“I’ve been wrestling with this for awhile and I’ve decided that it’s time for me to step away from The Voice after next season,” his statement on Instagram began.

“This show has changed my life in every way for the better, and it will always feel like home to me. It’s been a hell of a ride over these 12 years of chair turns, and I want to thank everyone at The Voice from NBC, every producer, the writers, musicians, crew and catering people, you are the best,” he continued.


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Along with the announcement of the country star’s departure, NBC shared that Chance the Rapper and former One Direction star Niall Horan will join the show for its upcoming season.