Watch Morgan Wallen’s ‘SNL’ set and COVID-19 skit

Poking fun at himself for losing a spot on ‘SNL’ after flouting pandemic rules.

Two months after he was booted from the Saturday Night Live line-up for flouting COVID-19 restrictions, Morgan Wallen has made his debut on the show where he not only performed “7 Summers” and “Still Goin’ Down,” but also played himself in a self-parodying skit about his gaffe.

Wallen had been invited on the show as musical guest back in October, but after a TikTok video emerged showing him partying at a bar without a mask or observing social distancing, he was promptly cut from the roster. He later issued a public apology on Instagram in which he admitted his behaviour was “short-sighted.”

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Still, he was invited back for SNL’s most recent episode, in which he displayed both a sense of humor and genuine contrition about his mistake. In a skit during said episode, he portrays himself at the party in question, drinking with abandon until future versions of himself appear to tell him the error of his ways.

Later, Wallen showcased his silky-smooth Southern drawl on the laid-back single “7 Summers” followed by indie-country hit “Still Goin’ Down.” Both songs were released earlier this year, with the latter dropping alongside two other tracks, “Somebody’s Problem” and “Livin’ the Dream.” Alongside April release “More Than My Hometown,” all those songs will appear on his forthcoming sophomore double album, Dangerous: The Double Album, scheduled for a January 8, 2021 release.

While you wait, enjoy the hilarious skit below:

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And watch Wallen’s SNL performances here:

‘7 Summers’:

‘Still Goin’ Down’:

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