Morgan Wallen needs a break from stardom, he admits in a video posted to social media on Wednesday afternoon (Oct. 7). The singer says he's going to be stepping away from the spotlight for a bit to "work on me."

"I think I have some growing up to do," Wallen reflects.

Wallen issued his personal message to his fans after he made headlines for partying after a weekend football game in Alabama, not wearing a mask despite the novel coronavirus pandemic, hanging out with groups of college-aged people at bars and houses, and even kissing multiple women.

The rising star was booked as Saturday night's (Oct. 10) musical guest on Saturday Night Live, but has been pulled from the show due to the late-night sketch comedy series' COVID-19 protocols. SNL creator and producer Lorne Michaels told him they would find another time to have him perform on the show, but no timeline has been set.

"My actions this past weekend were pretty short-sighted, and they have obviously affected my long-term goals and my dreams," Wallen says in his two-and-a-half-minute Instagram video. "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 Iet them down."


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