Morgan Wallen’s record label has shut down speculation that the reason the country star canceled a recent concert in Mississippi was because he was “too drunk” to walk.
Big Loud Records and the security company BEST Crowd Management called the accusation “false” and “laughable” after a video surfaced on TikTok of a security guard working at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium telling an attendee that the 29-year-old country singer was allegedly intoxicated and “couldn’t walk,” Page Six reported.
He also said that the story about Wallen “losing his voice is bullcrap.”
“A hired employee of BEST Crowd Management made false claims as it related to last night’s Morgan Wallen concert and we do not stand behind the detail in his statement,” the security company wrote on its Instagram Story Monday.
CEO and co-founder Seth England shared the message on his Instagram Story and wrote, “Thank you [bestcrowdmanagement] for correcting your employee, who made up an entire story that was nowhere close to true. Every detail was false.”
“Laughable what some people will just say for a reaction,” he added.
Thousands of country music fans were awaiting singer Morgan Wallen when he suddenly canceled his performance at Mississippi's Vaught Hemingway Stadium. The “Thought You Should Know” singer had lost his voice and was unable to perform. https://t.co/cFm4afiSxY
— The Associated Press (@AP) April 24, 2023
On Sunday, minutes before Wallen was set to perform in Oxford at Ole Miss football stadium, concert-goers were told that the “Whiskey Glasses” hitmaker had “lost his voice” and was “unable to perform,” USA Today noted.
“After last night’s show I started losing my voice so I spent the day resting up, talking to my doctor and working through my vocal exercises trying to get better,” Wallen said in a statement on his Instagram Story. “I really thought I’d be able to take the stage and it kills me to deliver this so close to showtime, but my voice is shot and I am unable to sing.”
“All tickets will be refunded at point of purchase,” he added. “I am so sorry, I promise you guys I tried everything I could.”
The country star has since announced that three more shows have been postponed, as he’s only 11 shows into his seven-month “One Night At at Time” worldwide tour. The concert dates will be rescheduled so he can follow “doctor-ordered vocal rest,” the outlet noted.