SNL Cancels Morgan Wallen After Singer Breaks COVID Protocols

October 8, 2020
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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.”