kurban230right.jpg Say goodbye to Keith Urban!

The country singer announced yesterday that he will not be returning as a mentor on the Australian version of The Voice in 2013.

"I've been so fortunate to have been a part of The Voice. And 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," Urban said in a statement to Australia's Nine Network.

Nicole Kidman's hubby leaves behind fellow judges Seal, Delta Goodrem, and Joel Madden.

"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," he added.

As sad as we are to see him go, we can't wait to hear his new tunes!