American Idol Shocker: Katy Perry Leaving After 7 Seasons — Watch

The next 22nd season of American Idol will be Katy Perry's final season, according to TVLine, following her surprising statement on Monday's Jimmy Kimmel Live

Kimmel asked Perry how long she plans to continue as a judge on Idol, which resumes for Season 22 on Sunday (ABC, 8/7c), prompting Perry to reveal some unexpected information

Perry teased an appearance at the Brazilian music festival Rock in Rio this fall, saying, "So I think this will probably be my last season for Idol."

On Instagram, the singer previewed her Kimmel appearance, saying, "Let's play two facts and a lie: 1. I defeated Usher at Monopoly Deal. 

This September, I'll headline Rock in Rio. 

"This is my final season on American Idol." (Assuming she did not genuinely beat this year's Super Bowl headliner at the Monopoly-based card game, we have to believe she is lying.)

Perry has been a judge on American Idol since it was relaunched by ABC in 2018. 

Neither Luke Bryan nor Lionel Richie, who sat beside Perry for all six seasons, have spoken about their future on the show.

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