Kelly Clarkson Admits ‘The Voice’ Will Be ‘Weird’ without Adam Levine after His Decision to Leave

Kelly Clarkson shared her sentiments about Adam Levine’s sudden exit from “The Voice” after 16 seasons, noting that working on the show will “be weird” without his fellow judge.

During the Indy 500 show, Kelly Clarkson opened up about the sudden depart of Adam Levine from “The Voice,” calling it "shocking" news after finding out the night before the announcement was made to the public.

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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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“It was kind of a shocking thing,” the singer told Extra. “But I kind of get it. He’s been doing it for eight years -- that’s a long time. He’s got a couple kids. Still has a career. Still touring. It’s a very rigorous schedule fitting everything in.” 

Although it is unclear why Levine decided to leave the show, a source told PEOPLE that the 40-year-old singer was not all for the changes made, including the Live Cross Battles which made its debut last month and cost him to lose many contestants on his team.

He didn’t want to show up in Sunday’s taping, and although he did, he was being “very difficult” and refused the opportunity to comment on the performances.

After having worked with the Maroon 5 lead singer for a while, Clarkson admitted that going to work will be “weird” without Levine, which is probably how the other judges feel as well, yet the show must go on.

Clarkson also shared her tight schedule, having continuous projects, and organizing her house. The country singer performed “The Star Spangled Banner” at the Indianapolis 500 on Sunday, which received numerous positive feedback.

The “American Idol” champ has also been working on her figuring, having lost a lot of weight by following Dr. Steven R. Gundry’s diet. She recently shut down rumors about using pills and doing fad diets to lose weight.

“I eat the same stuff I always have. It’s all just made w/ different flours/sugars/ingredients. #DrGundry,” Clarkson tweeted.