'The Voice' Coach John Legend Breaks His Silence on Adam Levine's Unexpected Exit

Megan Stein
Photo credit: NBC - Getty Images
Photo credit: NBC - Getty Images

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It’s been a few weeks since Adam Levine announced he was leaving The Voice, and longtime fans still aren't quite over his abrupt exit. But we’re in good company, as it seems the famous coaches are just as upset as the rest of us.

Kelly Clarkson was sad, but understanding when she heard the news. Adam’s best frenemy Blake Shelton was downright devastated. Now, John Legend is finally responding to the shakeup, and he seems to be somewhere between acceptance and sobbing into his pillow at night.

Photo credit: NBC - Getty Images
Photo credit: NBC - Getty Images

“We are very sad, and he’s been a part of the show since the beginning, sixteen seasons, and he’s been so important to the show even existing,” John told Entertainment Tonight. “So we’re all gonna miss him.”

When Extra spoke to him about the topic, John opened up even more. “He’s been a friend of mine for a long time, and I’ve known him since before The Voice,” John said. “We’re gonna miss him on the show, but I think he was ready and felt like it was the right time.”

And in case it wasn’t clear that Adam’s presence would be duly noticed by John, the EGOT winner tweeted a message that plainly said, “We’ll miss you, brother,” as well.

The silver lining in all of this is that Blake’s longtime girlfriend Gwen Stefani is replacing Adam in the big red chair, and John is confident the No Doubt singer will do Adam justice. Or at least, she’ll help Blake get over the breakup.

“Gwen’s gonna be great, I think Blake is pretty happy about it,” he said.

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