Saturday Night Live

Wallen Dropped as ‘SNL' Performer After Breaking COVID Rules

The show has not announced a replacement for Wallen

In this Sept. 13, 2020, file photo, Morgan Wallen attends the 55th Academy of Country Music Awards at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, Tennessee.
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Morgan Wallen has been dropped from performing on “Saturday Night Live” after breaking the show’s COVID-19 protocols.

The country singer posted a two-plus minute video on social media Wednesday about the show’s decision. He apologized after he was shown on TikTok socializing maskless at a crowded bar and house party this past weekend in Alabama.

Wallen was listed as a musical guest for this Saturday’s show. The singer was emotional during his post, saying he respects the show’s decision.

The 27-year-old Wallen said his actions were “short-sighted” and has affected his long-term goals and dreams.

Wallen said he has not tested positive for the coronavirus.

A representative for Wallen did not immediately respond to a request for comment. “SNL” officials did not have a comment.

The show has not announced a replacement for Wallen.

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