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Cee Lo Green isn't coming back to 'The Voice' (VIDEO)

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February

Well, looks like NBC's The Voice is losing its most quirky coach: Cee Lo Green told Ellen DeGeneres in an interview that airs today that he's done with the show for good. You're up, Usher!

Green appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show with Lionel Richie, who he's heading out on tour with soon. (Including a Tampa stop in July!)

He also released a statement Wednesday confirming he wouldn't be returning as a coach for the seventh season of the singing competition, which starts next week, and said he doesn't want to wear out his welcome on the show. Then he added this, as only Cee Lo could: "I will not go quietly into the night... expect more great music and entertainment done in my own unique unmistakable and undeniable way. The Voice has given me all the altitude and incentive to do just that."

NBC's president of alternative and late-night programming Paul Telegdy added in a separate statement that Cee Lo is indeed not coming back, so it's really legit, guys. Apparently he will still continue his relationship with NBC, though, and might even become the host of his own music show.

The Voice returns on Monday, Feb. 24, with Blake Shelton, Adam Levine, Shakira and Usher as coaches.

Watch Cee Lo make the announcement to a surprised Ellen here.

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[Last modified: Wednesday, February 19, 2014 2:41pm]

    

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