Howard Stern announces he will return as 'America's Got Talent' judge for ninth season
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 11/19/2013
Howard Stern has revealed he will return as a judge forAmerica's Got Talent's upcoming ninth season, but it may be his last stint on the reality talent competition.
"I am very excited to be going back to America's Got Talent. I will go back [for] one more season," Stern said Tuesday on his SiriusXM radio show, according toPeople.
The two-time judge, 59, appeared on the show's last two seasons, its seventh and eighth editions.
"It started out as a goof. Now it's becoming a job," Stern reportedly said, adding that his decision on whether to take on the role again was a tough one.
"I really, really did struggle with this decision because... I've been working a long time. I really wanted to decide if this was going to take away too much... free time. Did I really still enjoy doing it? Did I have something to say? Is it something I should be involved with still? I decided I needed a personal life, but that big black hole in me that demands attention... it won."