SNL Cancels Morgan Wallen After Singer Breaks COVID Protocols

October 8, 2020

Morgan Wallen is no longer this week’s “Saturday Night Live” musical guest.

The rising country star posted an emotional Instagram video from a New York City hotel room — where he was preparing to go on the weekly show — telling fans that he had received a call from the show informing him that he would no longer be able to play the Oct. 10 show because of COVID-19 protocols at “SNL.”

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Wallen said that "SNL" boss Lorne Michaels gave him “a lot of encouragement,” and told him that the show would “find another time to make this up.”