Just days after announcing he would be the musical guest on Saturday Night Live, rising country superstar Morgan Wallen announced he’s no longer doing the show.
Wallen took to Instagram to share the news Wednesday afternoon. He was scheduled to appear on the program that airs live on Saturday, October 10 from New York City.
“I’m not positive for COVID, but my actions this past weekend were pretty short-sighted, said Wallen. “They have obviously affected my long-term goals and my dreams.”
Wallen was booted from the show due to “COVID concerns”, which included his actions over the weekend, which he did not disclose in the video. Over the weekend, numerous videos were posted to TikTok of Wallen visiting bars after the Alabama-Texas A&M football game.
“I respect the show’s decision because I know I put them in jeopardy, Wallen added. “I take ownership for this.”
Wallen took the time to apologize to SNL, his fans, and team for bringing him this opportunity and letting them down.
During the Instagram video, Wallen admitted he has some growing up to do and said he’s been finding joy in the wrong places.
The performance comes on the heels of a busy year for Wallen on country radio. He received a top-five country hit with “More Than My Hometown” and simultaneously started gaining traction with another monster song, “7 Summers”. The latter of which is starting to gain more airplay.