Country star Morgan Wallen, back from the brink of cancellation, recently had to cancel six weeks of shows because of “bad news” that he got from his doctor. He announced as much in a video he shared to his Instagram account on Tuesday, saying that his vocal cords are injured and that the 10 days of rest he took after performing three shows weren’t enough for them to recover.
He added, in the video, that his doctor told him not to talk at all and that he needs to take six weeks of rest from singing for the damage to his vocal cords to heal. He said that that is what the doctor told him and “So, that’s what [he is] going to do.”
Discussing what will happen with the planned, highly-anticipated concerts that he had to cancel as a result of his need to take time off from singing, he said, “We’re working on rescheduling all the dates during this time frame.” Continuing, he added, “They told me that if I do this the right way, I’ll get back to 100%.”
Explaining why he can’t just power through the pain and keep singing, Wallen added that he was told that he could permanently damage his voice if he kept singing rather than giving his vocal cords time to recover and heal.
Thanking his fans for their support despite the annoying circumstances and disappointment of canceled shows, Wallen said, “I hate it, but I love you guys. And I appreciate all the support you always give me.”
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— morgan wallen (@MorganWallen) May 9, 2023
Wallen was set to sing at Ole Miss on April 23, but had to cancel the show because of the damage to his vocal cords. Speaking on the situation at the time, he said, “After last night’s show I started losing my voice so I spent the day resting up, talking to my doctor and working through my vocal exercises trying to get better. I really thought I’d be able to take the stage and it kills me to deliver this so close to showtime, but my voice is shot and I am unable to sing.”
Fox News Digital, reporting on that situation, noted that many people on Twitter were angry with Wallen for waiting until the last moment to cancel the show. In its words:
“Completely disappointed in @MorganWallen!! Been sitting in this stadium for 3 hrs and he just announced the show is canceled!!!” one user wrote on Twitter. “COMPLETE BULLS—!!!”
“Cool but what about the dog sitter, baby sitter, hotel, PTO, and gas money we took for this?” another user wrote. “You knew this morning @morganwallen.”
Despite Wallen’s statement about his vocal issues, a TikTok video went viral suggesting the country music star had canceled his concert because he got too drunk the night before.
Big Loud CEO Seth England, after Wallen cancelled the Ole Miss concert, took to social media to refute rumors that Wallen had to cancel the show because he was drunk, writing:
“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 behind the detail in his statement. Please refer to Morgan’s social media pages for details.”
“Thank you @bestcrowdmanagement for correcting your employee, who made up an entire story that was nowhere close to true. Every detail was false. Laughable what some people will just say for a reaction… Don’t Believe Everything You Read.”
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