The top of Morgan Wallen’s report label denied a declare that the nation singer was “too drunk” to carry out his canceled live performance in Oxford, Miss.
A TikTok consumer shared a video of a safety guard at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium telling attendees after Sunday’s present that an allegedly intoxicated Wallen “couldn’t stroll” and needed to be taken out of the venue by ambulance.
“Dropping his voice is bullcrap,” the unnamed officer added within the video, which has amassed over 3.6 million views.
Nonetheless, each the guard’s employer and Wallen’s label have shot down the declare.
“A employed worker of BEST Crowd Administration made false claims because it associated to final evening’s Morgan Wallen live performance and we don’t stand behind the element in his assertion,” the safety firm wrote on its Instagram Story Monday.
Huge Loud Data CEO and co-founder Seth England reposted the message on his Story, including, “Thanks @bestcrowdmanagement for correcting your worker, who made up a whole story that was nowhere near true. Each element was false.”
England added, “Laughable what some individuals will simply say for a response.”
Roughly 60,000 nation music followers packed into the Ole Miss soccer stadium Sunday, solely to learn minutes earlier than showtime that Wallen, 29, had “misplaced his voice” and due to this fact was “unable to carry out.”
Opening acts Hardy, Ernest and Nate Smith had already taken the stage by that time, and lots of ticketholders additionally bought meals, drinks and merchandise.
“Utterly disenchanted in @MorganWallen!! Been sitting on this stadium for 3 hrs and he simply introduced the present is canceled!!! COMPLETE BULLS–T!!!” one fan tweeted.
“You don’t cancel a present 5 minutes earlier than showtime. Interval. If he was sick or had no voice he knew it a lot earlier than that. Pitiful,” another Twitter user wrote.
Wallen subsequently apologized, explaining on his Instagram Story that he had “spent the day resting up, speaking to [his] physician and dealing by [his] vocal workout routines” however was nonetheless “unable to sing.”
“I’m so sorry,” he added. “I promise you guys I attempted every thing I might.”
The “Sand in My Boots” crooner has since rescheduled three extra stops on his One Evening at a Time World Tour whereas on “doctor-ordered vocal relaxation.”
One concertgoer sued Wallen over Sunday’s canceled efficiency, saying in courtroom paperwork obtained by Web page Six that she had but to obtain her promised refund and likewise wished to be reimbursed for “different out-of-pocket bills … together with transportation, lodging, meals, merchandise gross sales, transaction charges and different such bills.”
Whereas the lawsuit was voluntarily dismissed Tuesday, attorneys defined that they plan to refile it as a category motion to “search compensation on behalf of all these affected, not only one particular person.”
That is solely the newest controversy for Wallen, who beforehand got here underneath hearth for utilizing the N-word and partying maskless on the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic.