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‘SNL’: Why Did Jack White Replace Morgan Wallen as Musical Guest?

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Country musician Morgan Wallen quickly replaced Jack White, from The White Stripes Saturday Night Livethe musical guest after Wallen saw the party unexplored.

Music Guest Jack White Will Heath / NBCU / NBCUniversal Photo Bank via Getty Images via Getty Images

SNL he returned to his live form after ending the season almost in the early months of COVID-19. But to perform safely in the studio, cast members and guests must adhere to a special COVID-19 protocol, which Wallen broke.

Wallen was busied through a TikTok video, found just days before he was due to run for it SNL, NPR reports. Wallen later posted an apology video to Instagram where he admitted he needs to reflect on his behavior.

Morgan Wallen repented

Despite being replaced, Wallen will be invited to return SNL, according to NPR. But Wallen said making the video was a sad excuse and he understands the potential danger to the show with what he did.

“I respect the decision of the show because I know I will put them in danger,” he said. apology statement. “On a more personal note, I think I have a bit to do. I think I have lost myself a bit. I have tried to find joy in the wrong places and, I do not know, it has left me with less joy. So I’m going to try to work on that. I’m going to take a step back from the scene for a while and go to work on myself. ”

White, originally from the Detroit-metro area, has a solo career, as well as bands The Raconteurs and The Dead Weather.

White will play on Oct. 10 SNL at 11:30 EST on NBC.