Jack White will replace Morgan Wallen as the musical guest for this weekend’s episode of “Saturday Night Live.”
Wallen was originally set to appear as musical guest, but the country singer revealed on social media that he was denied the chance to perform because he broke COVID-19 protocols.
“SNL” dropped Wallen after a TikTok video that showed him drinking at a party without wearing a mask went viral earlier this week.
The news of the last-minute replacement was announced by SNL producer Lorne Michaels.
“Calling somebody on a Thursday to be here for Friday, it’s complicated. It has to be people who are ready to go. And he’s always good on the show,” Michaels said on NBC‘s “Today” show.
“He probably isn’t the first country singer or person from rock n’ roll who partied after, in that case, a football game,” Michaels said of Wallen. He added Wallen will be invited to the show later.
“Saturday Night Live” will be hosted by comedian Bill Burr.
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