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Adam Levine Speaks Out About Decision to Leave The Voice

Adam Levine

Adam Levine reveals after serving as a coach on the NBC singing competition, The Voice, for a decade, life has slowed down a bit for the Maroon 5 frontman.

Although he doesn’t regret his decision to leave The Voice, Adam Levine does miss it, the singer told Ellen DeGeneres on Monday’s episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show.

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“I really do miss it. I love the people that I met and worked with, and you all obviously know how I feel about [fellow coach] Blake [Shelton],” he said. “I do miss it but I don’t miss how much I had to work. I was constantly working for so many years — very lucky, very fortunate, very blessed and all that — but to just be able to stop in this moment to spend time with my new young family and just have the greatest time ever. Now I’m a stay-at-home dad. I just stay at home and do very little.”

Levine announced his decision to leave The Voice in May, just two weeks after NBC confirmed plans for his return, and that he had actually signed on to appear in two more cycles of The Voice. But as previously reported, the 40-year-old was said to have grown increasingly anxious to move on, despite walking away from a nearly $30 million payday from his would-be new deal.

During his appearance on Ellen, Levine also announced a new Maroon 5 tour and opened up about the loss of his best friend and manager, Jordan Feldstein, who died at 40 years old in December 2017 and who Maroon 5’s new song “Memories” was inspired by.

“It’s a heavy song. This incredible guy came to me with this song,” Levine said, adding that it was about “loss.”

“All of us share that in common. I had just gone losing through my manager and my best friend. I was in diapers with this guy. And he passed away recently and so this song came to me at a very interesting time,” he said.

Felstein, who is the brother of actors Jonah Hill and Beanie Feldstein, died in December 2017 from a pulmonary thromboembolism.