Country artist Blake Shelton has been a staple on the reality singing competition ‘The Voice’ for the last 12 years as a judge.

Shelton explained on social media, it’s time to make a change. Next year will be his last season with the show.

Shelton shared, “I’ve been wrestling with this for a while and I’ve decided that it’s time for me to step away from The Voice after next season.”

Shelton went on to say how the show changed his life, how he met lifelong friends, his wife Gwen Stefani and learned about all the work it takes to do a live show twice a week.

Ending with, “Lastly, it’s about y’all, the fans, who watch and support these artists, us coaches and everyone at The Voice who are chasing their dreams. It would not happen without you!”

He didn’t hint at what’s next for him; however, it was just announced Shelton will headline Country Jam Colorado in October 2023. Maybe this means fans will see more of him out on the road.

He is leaving The Voice after 23 years as the coach on the famous TV show. Blake tells fans that after much thought and consideration he has decided to step away from The Voice after next season.