‘The Voice’: Blake Shelton Has a Message for Adam Levine Before the First Season Without Him
The new season of The Voice is about to start and it will be the first season without Adam Levine. Blake Shelton is now the last remaining original coach on the show. He was very close to Levine before he left.
So it’s not surprising that Shelton has a message for Levine going into this season. Find out what he said and more.
Adam Levine had a message for Blake Shelton in his announcement
Levine posted a message about ending his time on the show on Instagram. He included a message for his good friend.
It read, “And, BLAKE F*CKIN’ SHELTON. I couldn’t hide my love for you if I tried. Seriously. I tried. Can’t do it. Our friendship is and always will be one for the books. Whatever this whole surreal experience was, Im [sic] just happy I got to experience it with you. You’re my brother for life. Kelly [Clarkson] and John [Legend], take care of the cowboy and I’m sure I’ll be back to say hi very very soon.”
This news was shocking to many fans. However, Shelton revealed why he wasn’t completely surprised about Levine’s decision.
Shelton said many knew Levine wanted a change
The country coach tweeted his reaction shortly after the announcement that Levine was leaving and Gwen Stefani is replacing him. It seemed like he was surprised.
He tweeted, “Having a hard time wrapping my head around @adamlevine not being at @NBCTheVoice anymore. After 16 seasons that changed both of ours [sic] lives. I only found out about this yesterday and it hasn’t set in on me yet. Gonna miss working with that idiot.”
Shelton later revealed that it actually wasn’t that surprising. The announcement made sense for Levine.
“I think we all knew, on the inside of the show, that he was ready to make a move,” Shelton told Entertainment Tonight. “For a guy like Adam, who is just — he’s the most ADD person I think I’ve met — for him to have even done it as long as he did without wanting to move on to the next thing, is amazing.”
He continued, “But I know he’s happy with his decision. Doesn’t mean I am, or any of us [are happy], but at least they were able to soften the blow a little bit and bring Gwen [Stefani] back.”
He has a message for Levine
Shelton loves giving Levine a hard time even after the lead singer decided to quit the show. The country singer gave him an interesting message.
“Adam’s not on the show and I want him to know that he can still kiss my a** wherever he is right now,” he told Entertainment Tonight. He revealed how he felt when it was announced that Levine quit.
“Literally, you know, with Adam being gone, I’m not gonna lie, that was scary. It’s weird,” he said. “Without him here, it’s literally shocking to not have him here.”
Fans will have to wait and see what it will be like to have Stefani, Shelton, Clarkson, and Legend as coaches together. Season 17 of The Voice premieres Monday, Sept. 23 at 8/7 CDT on NBC.