Lorne Michaels on Friday during an interview with 'Today' confirmed that Morgan Wallen would not feature on Saturday Night Live (SNL) as the country singer broke the COVID-19 protocol.
The SNL creator said,“I know Jack White is coming in and there could be some other stuff still in discussion.”
Wallen had to feature with Bill Burr the host this weekend. However, a Tik Tok video showing a man like Wallen drinking at a party without a mask went viral.
The SNL authorities took no time to uninvite the guest and ask Jack White to replace him. However, Wallen didn't mind the incident too much. He posted a video on Instagram revealing what happened.
"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
And that's because of Covid protocols, which I understand."
In the video, the 27-year-old singer admitted that Micheals dealt with due respect.“He actually gave me a lot of encouragement by letting me know we'll find another time to make this up so that means a lot to me, thank you,” Wallen said.
On the other side Lorne Michaels said, "It depends on whether their band is together. Calling somebody on a Thursday to be here for Friday...is complicated," he said. "It has to be people who are ready to go."
Referring to White the creator said, "He's always good on the show."