After being pulled as this weekend’s musical guest on Saturday Night Live, Morgan Wallen posted in a video posted to social media that he is ‘taking a break from music’ and is going to be stepping away from the spotlight for a bit to ‘work on me.’ Wallen added, “I think I have some growing up to do.” Wallen wrote on Instagram: “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. So I’m going to go try to work on that. I’m gonna take a step back from the spotlight for a little while and go work on myself.”
Wallen made headlines for partying after a weekend football game in Alabama, not wearing a mask despite the novel coronavirus pandemic. Wallen is shown in various TikTok videos from the night of Oct. 3 hanging out with groups of college-aged people at bars and houses, and even kissing multiple women. The rising country star was booked as Saturday night’s (Oct. 10) musical guest on Saturday Night Live, but has been pulled from the show due to the show’s COVID-19 protocols. In his video message, Wallen shares that SNL creator and producer Lorne Michaels told him they would find another time to have him perform on the show, but no timeline has been set.
Wallen thanked his fans for their words of encouragement, saying, “It may be a second before you hear from me for a while, but, uh, I’m gonna go work on me, and I appreciate y’all respecting that, and I’ll talk to you soon. I love you.”
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