In an interview with On Air With Ryan Seacrest, Levine made an attempt to put a stop to the rumors swirling of his impending departure, saying there’s no truth to what fans of the hit reality singing competition have been hearing.
“I don’t know what I’m supposed to say,” Levine told the radio show. “At the end of the day, I’m pretty sure that’s all nonsense.”
While Levine has squashed the rumors for now, it’s not hard to see why fans might have thought he’d be interested in taking a break from The Voice.
The “Sugar” singer has been a coach on the series for the past 12 seasons. In addition, Maroon 5 is hard at work in the studio working on their highly anticipated follow up to 2014’s V, so it wouldn’t be hard to believe that perhaps Levine might want to take a break to focus on his own music for a bit just like fellow coach Christina Aguilera has done in the past.
For now, however, it sounds as though we can rest easy knowing Levine has no firm plans in place to take a break from The Voice, which is good because we’d totally miss the banter between him and fellow coach Blake Shelton!
The Voice returns to NBC on Feb 27.