The new season of The Voice starts on Monday Feb 24th with judges Blake Shelton, Adam Levine, Shakira and Usher. Regulars Christina Auguilera and CeeLo have taken this season off once again but now it looks like CeeLo is gone for good.

CeeLo said during a recent appearance on the Ellen show that he wouldn't be returning at all. Why is the original Voice judge leaving?

"I'm not coming back at all," he told DeGeneres.

"I'm going to continue my relationship with NBC. I have a television show development deal with them as well and hopefully some other talk show opportunities for later in the year. But yeah, I'm going to miss The Voice, too. I'm not coming back, guys," he says.

"I don't want to wear out my welcome there. I have so many other things I want to do. I haven't released an album in four years. I'm almost done with an album."

The sixth season of The Voice starts this Monday on NBC.