Adam Levine was asked by a fan if he would ever return as a coach on The Voice, and the Maroon 5 frontman was not as thrilled with the question.
Adam Levine was asked by a fan if he would ever return as a coach on The Voice, and the Maroon 5 frontman was less than thrilled with the question. Adam Levine was one of four original trainers on NBC's The Voice when the show premiered in 2011. For three seasons, the series was directed by Adam along with trainers Blake Shelton, CeeLo Green, and Christina Aguilera. After that point, CeeLo and Xtina returned a few times but mostly cut ties with the franchise. Still, Adam and Blake continued to move forward for many years as the series' dynamic duo.
Viewers watched Adam Levine and Blake Shelton's friendship grow over eight years on The Voice. Then it was suddenly announced that Adam had decided to leave the show after season 16, which became his final season.
As of this writing, NBC has aired three seasons of The Voice without Adam. This means that there is enough distance now since he left, but not enough that viewers have forgotten about him acting as a coach on the series. Adam still gets occasional questions about whether he would ever return to the show.
This week, Adam Levine was asked by a fan on Instagram if he would return to The Voice as a coach. As seen in the screenshot below, the Maroon 5 singer responded with a simple "no thanks?" It seemed to fans that Adam's departure from the show was not friendly.
He maintains a certain level of friendship with fellow co-star Blake Shelton, but the singer has never pretended that he would be willing to return to star in the competition as a coach. Still, this is a tough pill for longtime viewers to swallow, considering Blake and Adam were the show's OG trainers from 2011 to 2019. So far, there have only been three seasons without Adam, and some fans still. They miss seeing him in the red chair.
If there was any doubt about Adam Levine's possible return to The Voice, then it was certainly resolved with this very direct answer to a very clear question. Adam is moving, not like Jagger, from the show and hasn't changed his mind since his departure after season 16. Now, viewers can count on Blake Shelton's banter with his friend Kelly Clarkson and fiancee Gwen Stefani.
All things considered, Maroon 5's bandmate has made himself clear. Fans of The Voice must now grapple with the harsh reality that they may never see Adam Levine on the show again.