Morgan Wallen will not be performing on “Saturday Night Live” this weekend.
The 27-year-old country music star, who was slated to provide musical entertainment during the October 10 episode, revealed the news to fans on Wednesday.
The “This Bar” singer’s announcement comes after images of Wallen surfaced at a crowded maskless party amid the coronavirus pandemic.
He started his video post on Instagram saying his ad was “difficult” but “necessary”.
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“I’m in New York in a hotel room, getting ready for ‘SNL’ this Saturday and got a call from the show saying I won’t be able to perform anymore,” he said. “It’s because of the COVID protocols, as I understand it. ”
The country singer said he “is not positive for COVID”, but admitted that his partying time was “quite short. ”
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“I respect the show’s decision because I know I’m putting them at risk,” Wallen continued. “I’m making this my own. I would like to apologize to ‘SNL’, to my fans, to my team for bringing me these opportunities and for letting them go. ”
The singer, who welcomed a child earlier this year, admitted he had “his work cut out for him”.
“I think I got a bit lost. I tried to find joy in the wrong places and that left me with less joy, ”he said. “So I’ll try to work on this. I’ll take a step back from the spotlight for a while and work on myself. ”
Country music star Morgan Wallen was scheduled to provide musical entertainment on the October 10 episode.
Legendary “SNL” producer Lorne Michaels told Wallen they would find another time for him to play, the star said.
“Well, I know I’m taking a little bit of heat, a lot of heat, but I just wanted to let you know that your messages of encouragement haven’t gone unnoticed either,” he said. “It might be a second before you hear from me for a while, but I’m going to go work on myself and I appreciate you respecting that and I will talk to you soon. I like You. ”
“SNL” is said to have taken precautions for their studio season, which includes members of the rapid test audience, who also received $ 150 checks for their attendance, according to a New York Times report.
Country song. “Saturday Night Live” gives up inviting Morgan Wallen, too casual vis-à-vis the health protocol.
The young singer from Tennessee, in full swing since this summer, was to perform on the set of the sketch show. But his visit was canceled after he was filmed partying, without a mask, at an Alabama bar.
There are milestones in the career of an American singer. Being invited to sing live on the set of Saturday Night Live (SNL) is one of them. The satirical show, on the air since 1975 on NBC, is an institution across the Atlantic. This October 10, the country singer Morgan Wallen, revealed in 2014 by the telecrochet The Voice, was to have this honor. He is said to have been “among the small number of country artists who have been invited to perform on the show over the past five years, including Luke Combs, Thomas Rhett, Chris Stapleton, Kacey Musgraves and Sturgill Simpson,” writes the Tennessean, a Nashville Daily.
A hell of a failure for an artist on the rise
The 27-year-old Tennessee native is on the upswing. This summer, her song “7 Summers” broke records for a country title on streaming platforms – causing the Los Angeles Times to write that Morgan Wallen, with “his mullet haircut”, was “propelling the music”. country music in the twenty-first century ”.
Almost in orbit, the Morgan Wallen rocket has yet experienced a serious failure. SNL, who is coming.