Blake Shelton 'Having a Hard Time' with Adam Levine's 'The Voice' Exit after 16 Seasons

Blake Shelton tweeted about the difficulty he is going through with his fellow “The Voice” judge, Adam Levine’s exit from the show saying “it hasn’t set in on me yet.”

Country sing and “The Voice” judge, Blake Shelton, took to Twitter his sentiments over his good friend, Adam Levine’s, decision to leave the show after 16 seasons, as announced by “The Voice” host, Carson Daly on the Today show.

“Having a hard time wrapping my head around @adamlevine not being at @NBCTheVoice anymore,” Shelton wrote. “Gonna miss working with that idiot.”

Levine is a pioneer coach in the show with three wins throughout the 16 seasons, according to Daly. He inspired “many of the artists he worked closely with,” especially those under his team.

“With Adam’s departure you might be wondering, ‘Well, who’s going to be sitting in that coveted big, giant red chair?’” Daly said. “And I’m happy to share this morning that Gwen Stefani will be returning for season 17.”

Levine and Shelton are the only judges who have been with the show since it made its debut in 2011, making them share many moments together. The two are also known for their constant bickering on screen while remaining good friends in real life.

Late last month, Levine received major backlash from fans on Twitter, saying he crossed the line after making a rude comment about Blake Shelton during the “Live Cross Battles” episode.

During the second round of the battle, “The Bundy’s” went up against contestant Andrew Sevener, and as per usual, the judges were asked their opinions and comments. Shelton praised Sevener for “burning the place down with his voice,” which Levine said was a “weird analogy.”

The Maroon 5 lead vocalist later went on to tell everyone that he hated Shelton, which many believed was a little off and too far from a joke.

The usual laughter that filled the studio was replaced with an awkward silence, which was deeply felt by the audience. The two can be extensive with their comebacks at each other, but with the level of friendship they have, small bickers mean nothing to them. 

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