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Morgan Wallen dropped as 'SNL' performer for breaking COVID-19 rules

The country singer apologized after he was shown on TikTok socializing maskless at a crowded Alabama bar and house party before his SNL performance.
Credit: Katie Darby/Invision/AP
Morgan Wallen performs during the Can't Say I Ain't Country Tour at Cellairis Amphitheatre at Lakewood on Saturday, August 31, 2019, in Atlanta. (Photo by Katie Darby/Invision/AP)

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. 

"SNL" officials and a representative for Wallen have not immediately responded for a comment.

The show has not announced a replacement for Wallen.

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