Morgan Wallen says he’s working on himself after racial slur controversy

Wallen started thanking his advocates.

“I wanted to let you guys know that I’ve taken a couple months away and feel like I’ve really worked on myself,” his note checks out. “I’m proud of the work I’ve put in, and in many ways thankful to have had the time to do it. I’ve needed this time off.”

Wallen dealt with reaction in February after a video appeared in which he apparently utilized a racial slur and obscenities.

The nation vocalist, who in 2015 was rescheduled from appearing on “Saturday Night Live” after breaking Covid-19 procedures, was seen on a video very first published by TMZ with a group beyond his Nashville house.

“Take care of this “p*ssy-a** m*ther**ker” -,” Wallen can be heard stating, prior to including “take care of this p*ssy-a** n***er” ,” apparently in reference to one of the people with his group.

The singer apologized.

“I’m ashamed and sorry. I utilized an inappropriate and improper racial slur that I want I might reclaim,” he said in a statement. “There are no reasons to utilize this kind of language, ever. I wish to genuinely excuse utilizing the word. I guarantee to do much better.”

While several radio companies moved to pull Wallen’s music from air play, his record sales skyrocketed after the controversy.
Last month Billboard reported that his “Unsafe: The Double Album” spent its first 10 weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, the first album to do so consistently after its debut since 1987.

But his career appears to be on the back burner as Wallen wrote in his note posted Tuesday that “Not just has this time exposed to me the methods which I wish to enhance, however it’s likewise advised me that I am still really happy with who I am and the guy I am ending up being.

“I’ve found this time away to be very valuable to me in many ways, but I feel like I need a little more of it, and therefore will not be performing tour dates this summer,” he composed. “It means I won’t be playing festivals or the Luke Bryan tour dates. But it’s important to me personally, if you can, still go to these shows — support country music. Country music is back and that’s a beautiful damn thing.”

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.