The X Factor judge and recording company executive has announced he will not return for next year's third season of the Fox reality singing competition.
"I have decided that I will not return to The X Factor next year," he told Access Hollywood before Thursday night's live results show which determined the show's three second-season finale finalists.
According to Reid, who is chairman and CEO of Epic Records, his recording company responsibilities are the reason he is leaving The X Factor.
"I have to go back and I have a company to run that I've kind of neglected and it saddens me a little bit, but only a little bit," he explained. "It was a nice break, it was a nice departure from what I've done for the past 20 years, but now I gotta go back to work."
"I have a huge responsibility to a roster of [Epic] artists and it's kind of time for me to stop doing the 'me' show."