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.
“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.”
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.