Keith Won’t Do a Second Season of Aussie Voice

Country star cites new album, new tour, “other commitments” as reasons he can’t return.

Keith Urban has whipped speculation about being on American Idol into hyperdrive with this announcement.

Keith says in a statement that he won't return to the Australian version of The Voice, where he appeared as a judge alongside Seal, rocker Joel Madden and Aussie pop star Delta Goodrem.

"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 said in that statement.

"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. Keep watching, Australia!''

Keith and pop star Nicki Minaj are said to be joining American Idol's judges panel, but there is no final word on either yet as of Friday morning (Sept. 14). Keith has said he's interested in that job.

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