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Adam Levine is not returning to ‘The Voice’ after 16 seasons


Adam Levine's tenure on "The Voice" is over. (NBC/Trae Patton/NBC)

It turns out Adam Levine’s last appearance on “The Voice” was his swansong.

The pop star, 40, will not return to the NBC singing competition series for its upcoming 17th season, “The Voice” host Carson Daly announced Friday on the “Today” show.

“After 16 seasons, Adam Levine ? our beloved coach and friend ? has decided to leave ‘The Voice,’ ” Daly said.

“Adam was one of the original coaches that launched the show, winning the competition three times and inspiring many of the artists that he worked so closely with over the years.”

The “Maroon 5” frontman will be replaced by a familiar face, as former coach Gwen Stefani will return to fill Levine’s void. She last served as a coach on “The Voice” during its 12th season.

Levine’s departure leaves country star Blake Shelton ? Stefani’s boyfriend ? as the only remaining original coach on the show.

Daly did not say why Levine decided to leave.

The current judging panel will now be Shelton, Stefani, John Legend and Kelly Clarkson.