updated 01/16/2014 AT 7:50 PM ET
•originally published 01/16/2014 AT 8:15 PM ET
We haven’t heard much from Blake Shelton since The Voice finale in December – we assumed he was licking his wounds since losing to Sexiest Man Alive Adam Levine. Imagine PEOPLE’s surprise to find this lovely video from the country star in our inbox today.
“I know I’ve been M.I.A. since the finale of The Voice so I just wanted to take a few minutes and say I’m still alive,” Shelton says, going on to answer a few fan questions.
The singer, 37, admits he’s missed the outdoors and that’s one of the reasons he’s been keeping a low profile lately. He also happily confesses that he really does drink a lot – it’s not just an act for TV.
But what made our day was the last question. “Are you and Adam really as competitive as you act like you are and does he rub it in when he beats you at anything?” Shelton read aloud.
We don’t think anyone will question the pair’s bromance after watching this video – never in our wildest dreams could we have guessed what Shelton had hiding in his garage.
“This is why Adam Levine is a complete jacka––,” explains the 6’5” Shelton as the door rises to reveal a colossal copy of Levine’s Sexiest Man Alive cover towering over the singer. “It’s also why I love him so much.”
Now that’s a gift that keeps on giving.