Country star Morgan Wallen was to be Saturday Night Live
the musical guest this weekend (October 10), but he says he was not invited to the show due to COVID-19 protocols, Variety
reports. The singer was widely criticized yesterday when video emerged showing he was partying without a mask and kissing people in a crowd.“My actions this past weekend were shortsighted and obviously affected my long term goals and dreams,” he said in the Instagram video below, which he filmed in a bedroom. hotel in New York. “I respect the show’s decision because I know I’m putting them at risk, and I take responsibility for it. I would like to apologize SNL
, to my fans, to my team for bringing me these opportunities, and I let them go. And on a more personal note, I think I have my work cut out for me.
Wallen added that Lorne Michaels assured him he would be invited at a later date and noted that he was out of the public eye for a while. It’s currently unclear who will star as a musical guest on this weekend’s episode, which will be hosted by Bill Burr.
Pitchfork contacted Saturday Night Live for more information.