Shakira to quit `The Voice`

IANS| Last Updated: May 14, 2014, 20:56 PM IST

Los Angeles: Singer Shakira is set to quit TV talent show `The Voice` and has announced that the current season will be her last.

Shakira, who judged the US talent show twice, won`t be back after season six wraps up May 23, reports contactmusic.com. The 37-year-old has decided to leave the show to concentrate on her music career and her role as a mother to son Milan.

"I don`t have any plans of coming back. This was always temporary, but you never know. I never thought I would be on a show like this one, but with the nature of the show, we`re not just judges, but we`re coaches. We`re helping new talent flourish. That made me change my mind and say yes to being here," said the singer.

"Honestly, I`ve had a blast. I love the show, I love the people here. I love the producers. But right now, I have to go on with my life as an artist. I`m not really a TV celebrity. I have to do a tour, and other stuff like being a mother," she added.