Morgan Wallen has announced that he will no longer be performing this weekend on “Saturday Night Live.” The country singer posted a video on his verified Instagram account Wednesday talking about what happened.

He started by saying it was a “tough” video for him to make “but a necessary one.” “I was getting ready for ‘SNL’ this Saturday and I got a call from the show that I will no longer be able to play,” Wallen said. “And that’s because of Covid protocols, which I understand.”

The announcement came after a Tik Tok video showed a man identified as Wallen drinking and appearing to be at a party without a mask went viral. CNN has reached out to both the poster of the video and Wallen for comment.
Wallen went on to say that he ​had not tested positive for Covid-19 but added that “my actions this past weekend were pretty shortsighted.”

“And they have obviously affected my long-term goals and my dreams,” he said. “I respect the show’s decision because I know ​that 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.”

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