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

Bettina Dizon
May 29, 2019
10:36 A.M.
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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.


“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.