Morgan Wallen Says His ‘SNL’ Appearance Has Been Postponed Due To COVID-19 Protocols

Morgan Wallen. Photo: John Shearer

Morgan Wallen, whose song “7 Summers” has been a massive streaming hit, will no longer be the musical guest on Saturday Night Live this weekend.

Wallen posted a video on Instagram from a New York City hotel room on Wednesday afternoon (Oct. 7), announcing that ‘SNL’ personnel have told him he will not be appearing this weekend, due to the show’s COVID-19 protocols.

This past weekend, several TikTok videos popped up, showing Wallen socializing without a mask or social distancing at a dorm party and a bar while in Alabama for a University of Alabama football game.

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.

“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,” he said, adding, “And on a more personal note, I think I have some growing up to do. I think I lost myself a little bit. I tried to find joy in the wrong places and, I don’t know, it’s left me with less joy, so I’m going to try to work on that. I’m going to take a step back from the spotlight for a little while and go work on myself. I wish I could have made country music and my fans proud this Saturday, but I respect the decision once again.”

He also noted that he was told SNL producers would schedule another time for his SNL appearance.


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