Morgan Wallen’s 2021 had a great start. Dangerous: The Double Album, his sophomore full-length album, was released in January, and it went on to have the biggest debut streaming week for a country album and spend ten weeks at the top of the album charts, making it the first album in history to do so. Despite his accomplishments, the singer’s career was marred by a major blemish when TMZ released a video of him using a racial slur with friends outside his house. Wallen later apologized for the incident, but he’s kept a low profile and avoided the spotlight since then. On Tuesday night, he returned to give fans an update on his future plans.
“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 said in a lengthy handwritten note he posted on Twitter. “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 & that’s a beautiful damn thing.” Concluding the letter, he added, “My story is far from over & getting back out to see y’all is all I can think about. So just know you’ll be seeing me sooner than later.”