Adam Levine Gave Up A Huge Paycheck By Leaving ‘The Voice’

New details are emerging about Adam Levine’s departure from The Voice.

It was announced last week that the Maroon 5 star would be leaving the NBC reality competition series after 16 seasons. The news came as a major surprise to fans, especially because Levine had previously been announced as one of the Season 17 coaches, along with Blake SheltonJohn Legend and Kelly Clarkson. It’s since been revealed that Gwen Stefani will be joining the coaches for Season 17.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Levine had signed on for two more seasons before news of his exit emerged. As for his per-season salary, sources shared that the 40-year-old singer made “north of $14 million.” So, that means his deal for Seasons 17 and 18 would’ve been around $30 million.

Shortly after The Voice host Carson Daly announced Levine’s exit on the Today show, Levine opened up about his departure on Instagram, calling his time on the show “a life shaping experience that will be close to my heart forever.” After thanking NBC, host Daly, as well as his fellow coaches, Levine thanked the fans.

“There’s literally no show without you guys,” Levine wrote. “For me, it was time to move on. Your support has meant EVERYTHING.”

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