Shakira confirms she's leaving "The Voice"

Shakira is seen on "The Voice" on May 13, 2013. NBC

Shakira says she won't be back for another season of "The Voice."

The Colombian singer says she'll step down as coach at the end of this season to focus on her career and her family.

"It was a hard decision for me to make, because I'm really fond of the coaches, the people in production and everybody around me," she told E! News. "And I really enjoyed 'The Voice,' but I also have a musical career and I'm also a mother now and my poor baby's so tired flying such long distances. He already has more miles than any pilot. So I think I have to give him a little break, and we'll see what happens in the future."

Shakira gave birth to son Milan in January. He's the first child for the singer and her partner, Spanish soccer player Gerard Pique.

The "Hips Don't Lie" singer and R&B crooner Usher joined "The Voice" for the show's fourth season, replacing Christina Aguilera and Cee Lo Green. Adam Levine and Blake Shelton make up the rest of the panel.

It now appears that the NBC singing competition could bring back its original coaching lineup for season 5 -- Aguilera is reportedly in talks to return, and The Hollywood Reporter notes its unlikely Usher will be back, since he has committed to playing Sugar Ray Leonard in the film "Heart of Stone," opposite Robert De Niro. Green is also said to be negotiating a return to the show, THR reports. 

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