Adam Levine Pens a Heartfelt Farewell Letter to ‘The Voice,’ Calls Blake Shelton His ‘Brother for Life’

Adam Levine posted a tearjerking goodbye message on Instagram, thanking everyone who has been with him in his “amazing ride” for the past 16 seasons of “The Voice.”

It comes with no surprise that Adam Levine’s farewell montage was nothing short of gratitude in celebration of his iconic judging on NBC’s “The Voice. The Maroon 5 lead singer’s time on the show, which has run for 16 seasons, has come to an end.

Levine penned a heartfelt goodbye to those who have been with him on the show’s journey and posted it on his Instagram account, starting with a flashback eight years ago.

“Mark Burnett convinced us to sign up for this show where you sit in a big red chair with your back turned away from the singers on stage,” he wrote.

ADAM’S FAREWELL

“The Voice’s” ex-judge gave credit to the show’s producer, Burnett, for persuading him to join the show in 2011 and NBC for signing with him.

“I am truly honored to have been a part of something I’ll always cherish for the rest of my life,” Levine said.

He continued to thank every coach who has been with him on the show and everyone who supported him during his journey. Levine gave a special mention to Carson Daly for “babysitting the musicians” and for having everyone’s backs, saying “we appreciate you more than you know.” 

“BROTHER FOR LIFE”

One of the more notable people Levine mentioned on his farewell was his fellow judge since the pilot episode of the show, Blake Shelton, whom he frequently argues with on screen.

The alleged reason behind the 40-year-old’s exit was the rule changes made last season, specifically the Live Cross Battles, which cost him to lose a big chunk of his team, and eventually, everyone on his team.

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A rare moment of tenderness. ❤️

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“Seriously. I tried. Can’t do it. Our friendship is and always will be one for the books. Whatever this whole surreal experience was, Im just happy I got to experience it with you. You’re my brother for life,” Levine added.

The two judges made it a norm to have minor bickerings amid the show, which they have admitted to becoming extensive at times, yet their level of friendship has surpassed the point of taking jokes too seriously. At the end of the day, they are, and always be, “brothers for life.”

LEAVING BECAUSE OF CHANGES

The alleged reason behind the 40-year-old’s exit was the rule changes made last season, specifically the Live Cross Battles, which cost him to lose a big chunk of his team, and eventually, everyone on his team.

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About 8 years ago, Mark Burnett convinced us to sign up for this show where you sit in a big red chair with your back turned away from the singers on the stage. First thank you must go to Mark. ❤️ We had no idea what we were doing or where it was going. After the first day of shooting, I sat there, stunned. I said to myself “theres some magic here. Something is definitely happening.” It went on to be a life shaping experience that will be close to my heart forever. Thank you NBC for signing me up. I am truly honored to have been a part of something I’ll always cherish for the rest of my life. Thank you to every single coach I ever sat in those chairs with. That is shared experience that is singularly ours. We have that for life. Thank you to everyone who supported this long strange and amazing left turn into a place I never thought I’d go. Thank you Carson Daly for babysitting the musicians and making sure our shoes were tied and we had our lunch boxes. You are the backbone of this thing and we appreciate you more than you know. Audrey, thank you for being perhaps the most patient person in all the free world. 4 musicians all at once is a lot. Sainthood is imminent. Thank you to Paul Mirkovich and the band for their ridiculously hard work and learning more songs than maybe any band ever. 😂 Thank you to the people behind the scenes who do the real work and make this machine hum. To the amazingly talented vocalists who competed on the show and blew my mind on a daily basis. And, BLAKE FUCKIN’ SHELTON. I couldn’t hide my love for you if I tried. Seriously. I tried. Can’t do it. Our friendship is and always will be one for the books. Whatever this whole surreal experience was, Im just happy I got to experience it with you. You’re my brother for life. Kelly and John, take care of the cowboy and I’m sure I’ll be back to say hi very very soon. So much love to you both. And lastly, to all of the loyal voice fans, there’s literally no show without you guys. For me, it was time to move on. Your support has meant EVERYTHING. And Lastly, I’d like to thank my manager Jordan for convincing me to take that meeting. 😊 What an amazing ride. Thank you all so much. ❤️ Adam

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According to a source who spoke to TVLine, Levine did not want to attend Sunday’s taping and was being “very difficult” on the show, refusing to comment on the other judge’s contestant’s performance.

 
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