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One of the most famous country music stars said his invitation to appear this weekend for Saturday Night Live has been canceled.
Morgan Wallen, whose songs included “Whiskey Glass” and “7 Summers,” posted an influencing video on his Instagram page saying that program executives had suspended his appearance for violating the integrity of the Coronavirus.
“I got a call from the show telling me I wouldn’t be able to play anymore,” Wallen said in the video, which he said was recorded in his New York City hotel room. “I respect the decision to show, because I know I am putting them in danger and take ownership of this.”
He apologized for the show, and his fans and his team “brought these opportunities to me, and I let them down”.
The cancellation comes days after videos appeared on TikTok showing Walen, without a face covering, in a crowded bar.
The videos were taken on Saturday in Tuscaloosa, Ala. , As Wallen approached closely and personally with fans … party with revelers after [University of Alabama] According to Al.com, Crimson Tide defeated Texas A&M.
Wallen, who took to the music scene after participating in the NBC talent contest “The Voice” in 2014, received a backlash from people who accused him of lax handling the virus.
“I wish I could make country music and my fans be proud on Saturday,” Wallen said.
Wallen says a longtime stand-up comedian spoke with him directly. Wallen said, “Lorn Michael has given me a lot of encouragement by letting me know that we will find another time to solve this. That means a lot to me.”
Comedian Bill Burr is set to host the show this weekend.
And while there is a file SNL’s official Twitter page It sparked a parody of Wednesday’s debate between Vice President Mike Pence and Senator Kamala Harris, and the show did not announce a musical guest to replace Wallen.