Blake Shelton’s introspective message marks the end of an era – and fans are upset!

Blake Shelton is a well-known celebrity who has been a coach on The Voice since the show’s beginning in 2001.

And now, 23 seasons later, the country star is departing the iconic NBC show, and he is overcome with emotion.

The award-winning musician took to Instagram to share a snapshot of himself seated in the renowned judges’ chair, along with a heartfelt message.

“Oh, I’m going to miss this chair,” he wrote. Fans quickly responded, saying they wished he could stay, with one commenting, “The Voice won’t be the same without you,” and another, “Cannot believe you’re leaving that chair, you’re going to be missed!”