Jack White is stepping in to replace Morgan Wallen on this weekend’s Saturday Night Live, after the show disinvited Wallen due to COVID-19 protocols. White will make an appearance on Oct. 10, with host Bill Burr.
Wallen was disinvited from the SNL gig due to COVID-19 protocols, after videos surfaced on TikTok of Wallen socializing in Alabama without wearing a mask.
This will mark White’s third solo appearance on SNL (and fourth overall—he performed as part of his former duo The White Stripes in 2002). The White Stripes Greatest Hits project will release Dec. 4.
On Wednesday afternoon (Oct. 7), Wallen posted a video on Instagram, announcing he would not be taking part in the show. In his video, Wallen clarified that he has not tested positive for COVID-19, but stated that his “actions from this past weekend were pretty short-sighted, and have obviously affected my long-term goals and my dreams.”
Wallen also said in the video, “I respect the show’s decision because I know 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 let them down. And on a more personal note, I think I have some growing up to do.”
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