Carson Daly made the announcement Friday morning on the Today show that Adam Levine is leaving NBC’s The Voice after 16 seasons. The Maroon 5 frontman wrote a lengthy Instagram post on Friday, saying the Emmy-winning show “went on to be a life shaping experience that will be close to my heart forever.”
Levine was part of the original lineup of The Voice when it launched in 2011, along with Christina Aguilera, Blake Shelton and CeeLo Green. Aguilera and Green have taken breaks from the show, allowing stars like Pharrell Williams, Kelly Clarkson and John Legend to sit in their chairs. Shelton has never left the show.