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Christina Aguilera Explains The Voice Exit: 'I Needed Some Time'

But the star will be back on the show soon

Christina Aguilera has explained her decision to take a step back from The Voice earlier this year, admitting that she "needed some time" to herself.

Following her choice not to return, Shakira stepped in and replaced Christina for the season. However, after a season hiatus, Christina is ready to make a comeback. Speaking to Access Hollywood about taking a step back from the show earlier this year, the talented singer said:

"I’m the type of person that I cannot live in front of the camera 24 hours a day. I have to take breaks and stay connected with myself. I think it’s important so that I can then be [my] best on camera and find [my] own happiness with it.”

Christina is looking forward to returning to The Voice later this year (WENN)

Revealing that she wanted to take some time out to spend with her son, Max, the Beautiful hitmaker, continued:

"I’m a mum and … the cameras go off, I go home, I put on sweats and a T-shirt. The red lips come off.

“I check out and I’m mum and I needed some time, I needed some time to do that. He starts kindergarten this fall, I’m excited about that, but mum’s gotta pay the bills and gotta do her thing. I wanted to also, for myself, [to] have a moment… for me."

The 32-year-old added: "It’s really important to take that time in this business, when everything’s give, give, give, especially when you’re on camera so much, you need to take it back for a second and bring it back to yourself and just realign some things and I’ve been on a really incredible journey the past six months and I just feel revived.”

Happy to be back on the show, Christina said: "I understand that I am coming back to the Blake Shelton show at this point. It’s hilarious… but we laugh all day."

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