Adam Levine “Taking A Year Off” From “The Voice”?

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Adam Levine Leaving The Voice

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Adam Levine Leaving The Voice

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Adam Levine may be “taking a year off” from “The Voice,” according to a tabloid report. But while the story sounds plausible on the surface, Gossip Cop can reveal some missing key information.

Life & Style writes in its current edition, “It’s hard to imagine ‘The Voice’ without longtime judge Adam Levine trading wisecracks with Blake Shelton, but that could soon become a reality.” The magazine contends, “The Maroon 5 singer is talking about vacating his rotating red chair for a year,” and a so-called “insider” explains that Levine wants to “spend more time” with his wife Behati Prinslo, who is pregnant with their second child.

“He wants to be at home and chase after his kids,” asserts the outlet’s supposed source. The publication and its tipster add, “After 13 seasons, ‘he feels it’s time for a little break from the show.'” But what this article fails to mention is that Levine is already committed to the upcoming 14th season, which premieres next February and runs through May. In fact, when NBC announced in October Alicia Keys’ return to “The Voice” for its next season, executive Paul Telegdy specifically mentioned Levine, saying, “The chemistry between Alicia, Kelly, Adam and Blake will make for a wildly unpredictable and compelling season 14!”

What’s more is the Blind Auditions took place that very same week, and now tickets are available for “The Voice” tapings of the Battle rounds, which will be held in January. So, while Life & Style is contending Levine wants to take a “year off” after 13 seasons, he has already started participating in the 14th season, which will have him tied up for the next half a year. So any full “year off” won’t be happening in 2018.

It’s certainly possible that Levine could opt out of season 15, which is likely to air next fall, but coaches for that cycle won’t be revealed until next summer. As of right now, the tabloid appears to be jumping the gun. The magazine may want to rethink its reporting on the NBC competition, as it also wrongly claimed in October that Levine and Shelton’s “bromance” had “cooled off.” That story also was way off-key.

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