One day after Steven Tyler announced he was leaving the singing competition show, JLo told Ryan “I honestly feel like the time has come that I have to get back to doing the other things that I do….Something has to give…..We had an amazing run.”
The 42-year-old singer/actress who had originally agreed to do only one season of Idol but went on to do two, went on to say, “I didn’t know I would be so moved emotionally by working on the show and working with the contestants….it was just such a lovely surprise in my life to do it.”
As for earlier comments where the mother-of-two denied speculations that she was leaving the reality show, she said “it’s just been a really long thought process…I’ve been telling the absolute truth in the sense that I really have been torn since we spoke about it, even before the finale, like what are we going to do next year.”
There are reports that the last standing judge, Randy Jackson, may also leave the show.
In talks to replace Jennifer is Mariah Carey. No word on who will replace Steven, however, actor Charlie Sheen has made it clear that he would love to have that job.