Morgan Wallen Was Not Too Drunk to Perform, Says Label

Morgan Wallen
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Morgan Wallen canceled concert minutes before taking the stage citing “vocal issues”

Minutes before Morgan Wallen was set to take the stage on Sunday (April 23) in Mississippi, The Voice alum announced the concert was cancelled.

The singer’s team posted a message to the venue’s video screens informing fans he would have to cancel because he’d lost his voice. That announcement caused a tsunami of speculation and fallout.

First, a representative from Morgan’s record label, Big Loud, Seth England, defended the singer from a security guard who claimed that he was actually too drunk to take the stage.

A security guard claimed Morgan was too drunk to take the stage. His employer refuted his statement.

First, the company that employs the security guard refuted him with a statement on social media. They wrote, “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. Please refer to Morgan’s social media pages for details.”

England responded: “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 say just to get a reaction.”

The statement from the security guard in question was shared by @thunderb4lightnin on TikTok, and went went viral, with more than 3 million views within 36 hours. The guard called the story of Morgan losing his voice “bull crap” and even claimed an ambulance had taken the star away.

@thunderb4lightnin #morganwallen #morganwallentiktok #morganwallenconcert #country #countrymusic #cowboy #addiction #olemiss #mississippi #university #football #fans ? Last Night – Morgan Wallen

A disappointed fan so angry, they filed and then withdrew a lawsuit against Morgan

Since Sunday, Morgan has apologized and postponed his next three concerts. “There’s nothing more I want to do than be onstage playing for you guys,” he wrote on Monday. “But as of today, I’m on doctor-ordered vocal rest and we have to reschedule this week’s shows.”

And in a bizarre twist, a disappointed fan sued Morgan, asking fans to join her in a class action suit. But then, only a few hours later, she filed to dismiss her lawsuit “without prejudice” meaning it could be refiled. The fan, Brandi Burchen filed and subsequently withdrew the lawsuit on Monday accusing Morgan of breach of contract and negligence.

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