Keith Urban has quit his role as a judge on 'The Voice' Australia so he can concentrate on working on his new album.
Keith Urban has quit the Australian version of 'The Voice'.
Announcing that he will not be a coach in 2013, he said in a statement: ''I've been so fortunate to have been a part of 'The Voice'. 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.''
Keith also paid tribute to the production team, last season's acts - who included his artist Darren Percival, who came second behind Seal's Karise Eden - and the other judges.
Speaking to Australia's Nine Network - who air the series - he explained: ''To everyone who sang on the show, I thank you; you've inspired not just me, but countless others. To everyone behind the scenes and to my on-camera family - Darren, Delta, Joel and Seal - thank you for making it so much fun.''
Keith - who has two daughters, Sunday, four, and 21-month-old Faith, with his wife Nicole Kidman - has been hotly tipped in recent weeks for a judging role on the New Look judging panel of 'American Idol'.