"I've been so fortunate to have been a part of The Voice," Urban said in a statement released by Australia's Nine Network, which airs the show. "And as much as I'd love to do it again, it's clear that the recording and promoting of a new album, a tour and other commitments, will keep me from being a part of the second season."
Earlier this year, Nine had said that all of the members of the coaches panel — Urban, Seal, Delta Goodrem and Joel Madden — would be returning in 2013. After announcing Urban's departure Thursday, the network's director of television, Michael Healy, said they were "in negotiations with superstar musicians" to replace Urban.
- American Idol
- Nine Network