Cee Lo Green is doing himself (and supposedly his fans) a favor and stepping down from his duties as opening act on Rihanna’s LOUD tour.

Green, who was taking bouncing between his duties as a coach on the smash NBC music competition The Voice in L.A. and as Rihanna’s opener in cities all over, apparently will just be too busy to give the top-notch performance many would expect of him.

But since The Voice is wrapping up their first season next week, the question is what will be tying up the Gnarls Barkley singer’s time? Well, his people told the Los Angeles Times that he’ll be recording a new album and working on a book.

So simply put: Cee Lo didn’t want to spread himself too thin. He’s got better things to do other business to attend to. Sad Green won’t be holding Rihanna down on the remaining dates of her tour? Let us know.

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