Morgan Wallen has been removed as the musical guest on this weekend’s Saturday Night Live.
The country superstar revealed the news via an Instagram video on Wednesday (Oct. 7) afternoon from his New York City hotel room, following a wild maskless weekend in Alabama.
Wallen elaborated that although he did not test postivie for the COVID-19 pandemic, he was asked not to come to the SNL set “because of COVID protocols, which I understand.”
“My actions this past weekend were pretty short-sighted and they have obviously affected my long-term goals and my dreams,” Wallen said. “I respect the show’s decision, because I know that I put them in jeopardy, and I take ownership for this.”
“I’d like to apologize to SNL, to my fans, to my team for bringing me these opportunities, and I Iet them down,” Wallen adds. “And, on a more personal note, I think I have some growing up to do. You know, I think I’ve lost myself a little bit. I’ve tried to find joy in the wrong places, and, I don’t know, it’s left me with less joy.”
The SNL removal decision comes after Wallen was seen in several TikTok videos partying with fans, kissing several different girls and more in Alabama.
A replacement for Wallen has not yet been announced, Wallen did add that the Saturday Night Live producer Lorne Michaels said they will find a new date for him to perform on the show in the future.
The country superstar ended the video saying that he is “gonna take a step back from the spotlight for a little while and go work on myself.”