Fans in Oxford, Mississippi were left disappointed after Morgan Wallen was forced to cancel his headlining performance minutes before he was due to take the stage on Sunday night.
After the opening trio of Nate Smith, Ernest and HARDY had delivered their sets, a message appeared on the side-stage screens alerting attendees that Morgan Wallen would be unable to perform, due to the Sneedville megastar losing his voice.
Morgan Wallen's team confirmed that even though the support acts had all performed, all ticket-holders would be receiving refunds due to the headliner's no-show.
The next morning, the ‘Last Night’ hitmaker took to his Instagram stories to underline how sorry he was for having to miss the show, and for leaving it so close to the showtime to cancel the set.
He wrote that, after his first Oxford headlining show on Saturday night, “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. 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”.
Wallen went on to say, “All tickets will be refunded at point of purchase. I am so sorry, I promise you guys I tried everything I could”.
As well as stressing his sense of regret at the frustrating situation, Wallen's message also seemed to be aimed at those spreading rumours that he had been too intoxicated to perform.
In a previous interview following his Dangerous run of dates in 2022, Wallen outlined that he no longer tends to drink during performances, “I think we played like 75 shows or something like that this year, and I did them all mostly in a sober state of mind. I was really, really focused. I kind of treated it like an athlete would a season, and that was really key to me”.
Although Mississippi's loyal Wallen fanbase were left upset by the cancellation and the fact that it arrived at such short notice, some were fortunately able to attend the previous night's show at the same venue. Wallen's headlining performance marked the first ever concert to be held at Oxford's Ole Miss football stadium.
Ticket-holders for Morgan Wallen's next show, which is due to be held on Thursday, April 27 at the Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids, Michigan, will be desperately hoping he makes a swift recovery.
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