CeeLo Green Touring with Lionel Richie Post-'Voice'

The singer will have a lot on his plate following his departure from The Voice

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CeeLo Green may be leaving NBC’s The Voice, but the singer has plenty of things on his plate to keep him busy.

He will be joining Lionel Richie on tour for a slew of summer dates starting in May. He’ll also be making his movie debut in the upcoming film Can A Song Save Your Life. And Green says he’ll also be juggling several projects for NBC.

“NBC and I plan to continue our relationship with several new co-ventures including a new music show, while we also explore our ideas for me to create and host a new show of my own,” Green told Ellen DeGeneres after announcing his departure from The Voice. “I will not go quietly into the night … expect more great music and entertainment done in my own unique unmistakable and undeniable way.”

NBC’s president of alternative and late-night programming Paul Telegdy also released a statement: “We’re looking forward to working with him on other upcoming projects that will tap into both his musical and entertainment expertise.”

“I don’t want to wear out my welcome there. I have so many other things I want to do,” Green also told DeGeneres on her show.

The singer is also still tending to legal issues. He was charged with supplying ecstasy to a woman who accused him of rape in October. Prosecutors didn’t file a rape charge against the singer, but the drug charge is still pending. He pleaded not guilty to the felony charge of giving the woman ecstasy.

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