Cee-Lo Green seems happy to have left The Voice. Though the NBC show help rejuvenate his career, he explained that the physical stress of the job led him to leave. Up until recently the Goodie Mob member claimed that he was leaving the show to work on a new album, but during an interview with Us Weekly he changed his tune.

“It easily and quickly became a job. Very, very obligating… Taxing and tiring… I still tip my hat to Adam [Levine] and Blake [Shelton] and those guys who continuously do it, but I think I ran my course there just naturally.”

Green who served as a judge for five seasons in the interview also offered up some advice to his replacement, super producer Pharrell Williams on how to handle the what comes with job.

Just kind of pace yourself. Just find it enjoyable, and as long as you’re passionate about discovering new talent and really helping people and encouraging them to be themselves and live out loud and follow their dreams, then you should have no problem.”

Cee-Lo currently has a new show “The Good Life” on TBS.