NEW YORK (AP) - Cee Lo Green says he's quitting as a coach on "The Voice."

The singer-songwriter-actor announced on Wednesday's "Ellen DeGeneres Show" that he won't be coming back "at all."

He already was taking a break from the sixth season of the NBC talent competition, which begins airing Monday.

But Green told DeGeneres that he plans to continue his relationship with NBC, with which he has a development deal. NBC confirmed Green's departure from the show and expressed hopes to work with him on future projects.

Green was one of the original coaches when "The Voice" premiered in 2011. He appeared in seasons one through three, as well as season five.

Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Usher and Shakira will serve as coaches for the upcoming "Voice" season.

Cee Lo may not be returning, but 9NEWS' The Voice Chat is.

A fun interactive way to enjoy The Voice, Entertainment Reporter Kirk Montgomery leads The Chat during the show. With the hashtag #TheVoiceCo, follow on Twitter and add your fun comments while you enjoy the show.

This season the party is at The Hard Rock Cafe on the 16th Street Mall in Downtown Denver. Gather around in person with your laptop or portable device every week. Participate in the chat and receive 15 percent off your total tab.

Log on and leap into the fun. All the details will appear on the homepage of when the show returns Monday, Feb. 24.

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