Cee Lo Green Announces He’s Leaving The Voice

Feb 22, 2014 at 7:25 am |
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Cee Lo Green Leaving The Voice

We already knew that Christina Aguilera was taking season 6 off from The Voice, and now we’ve been informed that Cee Lo Green will be leaving too.  What’s going on with him anyway?  Let’s take a quick look at all the drama Cee Lo has had over the past several months.

First of all, let’s get right to the good stuff.  Well, it’s not exactly good for Cee Lo, but it makes for good gossip.  Cee Lo Green had to appear in court on Feb. 3, 2014 over an allegation that he secretly drugged his date over dinner in 2012.  The allegations stated he “slipped ecstasy into the woman’s drink over dinner in July 2012 in a downtown LA restaurant, and the woman later brought him back to her hotel.  The woman then claims she found herself naked in her hotel room.  The rape charge ended up being dismissed, but Cee Lo is still facing drug charges, which he plans to fight.

One might wonder if his charges have anything to do with him leaving the show, but according to Cee Lo, they don’t.  In fact, he says that he’s leaving The Voice because he doesn’t want to “wear out [his] welcome there…[there are] so many other things [he] wants to do.”

Does this mean Cee Lo is gone for good?  Perhaps, he’s just taking a season off like he did during season 4.  Nope.  Cee Lo told Ellen DeGeneres this past Wednesday (Feb 19) on her talk show that he’s “not coming back at all.”

Cee Lo’s relationship with NBC, however, is said to be doing well.  In fact, it’s doing so well that he has a “television show development deal with them…and some other talk show opportunities.”

For all of you who are going to miss Cee Lo, take comfort in knowing you’re not the only one.  One of the people to miss him the most is going to be Blake Shelton.  Shelton says he vouched for Cee Lo and wanted him to stay on the show.  He even went so far as to say that he’s “not surprised [Cee Lo] moved on; it makes me sad, though.”

How do you feel about it?  Are you going to miss Cee Lo, or did you think it was time for him to go?

Cee Lo Green is leaving The Voice for good this time. He will not come back to the show but does have plans to continue his relationship with NBC.