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Blake Shelton Really Has the Sweetest Reason for Leaving The Voice

"It's time to push some of this [work] stuff out and let more family and personal life in," he said. 

By Jackie Manno
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Blake Shelton recently opened up to People about the next steps in his career after announcing plans to leave The Voice. And, sweetly, those plans mostly center around spending more time with his family, including his wife Gwen Stefani.

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"I've had people say, 'Man, come on. You're not quitting The Voice [to do] nothing!' But I really am. Please, I'm accepting ideas," he told the outlet. "I have Barmageddon—we can do a whole season in a couple weeks, and it's a blast for me—and my Lands' End clothing line. It's time to push some of this [work] stuff out and let more family and personal life in."

Shelton announced in October of 2022 that Season 23 of The Voice will be his last. The country star also touched on what his time being on The Voice since its first season has meant to him.

"The holdup over the years has been that it's a hard thing for me to let go of. I've been here literally since the first minute," he told People. "When I started on The Voice, that was 10 years into my career as a country Artist. I never really made it to the A-level of country Artists until I became a Coach. The show did a hell of a lot more for me than I brought to the table at the time. I've far exceeded anything I thought I could ever accomplish in the entertainment world."

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