Adam Levine’s sudden exit from “The Voice,” announced two weeks after NBC had already confirmed he would be returning to the show, is going to cost him close to $30 million, The Hollywood Reporter’s Live Feed reports.
That’s how much the Maroon 5 frontman was on track to make after he had signed on for seasons 17 and 18, with THR suggesting his most recent salary was already north of $14 million a season.
“To be sure, Levine’s departure was not planned,” THR reports, adding that “he is said to have grown increasingly anxious in recent weeks to move on.”
The report notes the reality competition’s rigorous schedule along with Levine’s lucrative touring and recording opportunities.
“The 40-year-old singer devoted much of the past decade to NBC’s enduring hit, which has been pivotal in the network’s ratings turnaround from last to first place,” THR adds.
THR cites sources close to the situation saying the parting was “amicable.” The report also notes that Levine continues to have a relationship with NBC through his new music competition show “Songland.”