Why Adam Levine Says He’s Having the ‘Greatest Time Ever’ After Quitting ‘The Voice’

Adam Levine made the shocking decision to quit The Voice. He was then replaced by Gwen Stefani.

The new season has officially started and Blake Shelton, Kelly Clarkson, and John Legend have been having fun with his replacement. How is Levine handling not being on the show?

The Maroon 5 singer claims he’s having the greatest time ever. Find out what he has been doing and more.

Adam Levine quit ‘The Voice’ after season 16

View this post on Instagram

About 8 years ago, Mark Burnett convinced us to sign up for this show where you sit in a big red chair with your back turned away from the singers on the stage. First thank you must go to Mark. ❤️ We had no idea what we were doing or where it was going. After the first day of shooting, I sat there, stunned. I said to myself “theres some magic here. Something is definitely happening.” It went on to be a life shaping experience that will be close to my heart forever. 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 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. Thank you Carson Daly for babysitting the musicians and making sure our shoes were tied and we had our lunch boxes. You are the backbone of this thing and we appreciate you more than you know. Audrey, thank you for being perhaps the most patient person in all the free world. 4 musicians all at once is a lot. Sainthood is imminent. Thank you to Paul Mirkovich and the band for their ridiculously hard work and learning more songs than maybe any band ever. Thank you to the people behind the scenes who do the real work and make this machine hum. To the amazingly talented vocalists who competed on the show and blew my mind on a daily basis. And, BLAKE FUCKIN’ 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 just happy I got to experience it with you. You’re my brother for life. Kelly and John, take care of the cowboy and I’m sure I’ll be back to say hi very very soon. So much love to you both. And lastly, to all of the loyal voice fans, there’s literally no show without you guys. For me, it was time to move on. Your support has meant EVERYTHING. And Lastly, I’d like to thank my manager Jordan for convincing me to take that meeting. What an amazing ride. Thank you all so much. ❤️ Adam

A post shared by Adam Levine (@adamlevine) on

Levine was one of the two original coaches on the show, but that changed when he decided to quit. He released a statement about his decision on Instagram.

Part of the statement read, “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 shared experience that is singularly ours. We have that for life.”

Before Levine left, he did get some backlash from fans. Some wondered if this was the reason he was quitting.

“Adam’s decision was difficult one for him. It had nothing to do with backlash,” a source told Us Weekly. Another mysterious source also claimed he had disliked the format of The Voice for a few seasons after changes were made.

Blake Shelton had a message for him before this season

Adam Levine is performing on stage
Adam Levine of Maroon 5 | Kevin Winter/Getty Images

Shelton and Levine became close friends from working together. Season 17 is the first season without Levine, but the country singer didn’t forget about him.

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 joked with Entertainment Tonight.

He then said, “Literally, you know, with Adam being gone, I’m not gonna lie, that was scary. It’s weird,” Shelton admitted. “Without him here, it’s literally shocking to not have him here.”

He’s having the greatest time ever being a dad

Levine talked about life after being a coach on the show with Ellen DeGeneres. He seems to be happy with his decision.

“[I’m] able to stop in this moment to [be] with my new, young family and have the greatest time ever,” he told the talk show host. “Now I’m just a stay-at-home dad. I just stay at home and do very little. It’s great.”

The father also tried sharing his love of music with his kids. Sadly, that kind of backfired with his youngest daughter, Dusty.

“She doesn’t like it that much,” he revealed. “I wish I was lying. This one moment I spent with her, [I was] playing guitar and she was playing with stuff, looking at me every once in awhile. I was auditioning for my daughter, it’s ridiculous. … Finally she just looked at me, put her hand on the guitar and said, ‘Put that down.’”

The singer is still releasing new music. He recently released a song called “Memories.” Fans of The Voice will have to wait and see if he’ll ever pay the show a visit after quitting. For now, it seems like he’s happy with his decision.