After a wild weekend partying in Alabama, Morgan Wallen has been booted from making his Saturday Night Live debut.
The news comes after photos and videos of Wallen partying maskless at various bars near the University of Alabama surfaced on the web. Several videos also show the superstar kissing a number of women and riding in cars with college students.
The “More Than My Hometown” singer shared the news on Instagram on Wednesday (Oct. 7). In the somber video message, Wallen revealed that he has not tested positive for COVID-19, but that he was removed as the show’s musical guest “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 went on to say. “I respect the show’s decision because I know that I put them in jeopardy, and I take ownership for this.”
Wallen also apologized for his actions and admitted that he plans to use this as an opportunity to better himself.
“I’d like to apologize to SNL, to my fans, to my team for bringing me these opportunities, and I Iet them down,” Wallen continued. “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 CMA New Artist of the Year nominee said that SNL execs plan to reschedule his appearance on the show, however, at this time, no date as been set.
2020 has been quite an eventful year for Wallen. In June, he was arrested in Nashville for disorderly conduct, and in July, he surprised fans with the news that he is a father after welcoming a son with his ex-girlfriend, Katie Smith.
Click above to watch Wallen’s message to fans.