Morgan Wallen’s label CEO dismisses allegation that singer was ‘too drunk’ to perform
JACKSON, MISSISSIPPI: Country singer Morgan Wallen's label CEO has addressed accusations that the star was "too drunk" to perform at his scheduled show on Sunday, April 23. The cancellation of the performance left fans shattered, many of whom had spent hours traveling to the arena. However, the singer's label, Big Loud Records CEO, has now spoken out to clarify the situation.
"A hired employee of BEST Crowd Management made false claims as it related to last night's Morgan Wallen concert and we do not stand by the detail in his statement," the company's statement read. Seth England, CEO of Wallen's label Big Loud Records, also addressed the issue on his personal Instagram story and thanked BEST Crowd Management for correcting the situation. "Thank you @bestcrowdmanagement for correcting your employee, who made up an entire story that was nowhere close to true. Every detail was false," England wrote in his Instagram Story, according to reports. He added, "Laughable is what some people will just say for a reaction," as per People.
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'Losing his voice is bullcrap'
"Losing his voice is bullcrap," the security guard had alleged in the viral TikTok video. He also claimed that Wallen, who is 29 years old, "couldn't walk" and alleged that an ambulance had taken him away. However, Wallen took to his Instagram to apologize to his fans and explain the situation. "Y'all know how important my fans are to me, so I feel horrible about this news," Wallen wrote in his post. "There's nothing more I want to do than be on stage playing for you guys. But as of today, I'm on doctor-ordered vocal rest and we have to reschedule this week's shows." Wallen did not comment on the security guard's allegations of intoxication.
'I'm doing everything I can'
Morgan Wallen expressed his regret to fans over social media. "I appreciate and understand everything you do to get to my shows, so it would be unfair of me to put on a show that I know will not be 100%," Wallen wrote in an Instagram post. "I'm doing everything I can to speed up the process of getting to that 100% mark."
Wallen previously faced controversy after a video surfaced of him using a racial slur. Following the backlash, his music was barred from radio and his record label suspended him. The incident occurred when one of his neighbors recorded him using the N-word while describing one of his friends after a night out in Nashville. Wallen later apologized and pledged to educate himself on the harm caused by his words.