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Morgan Wallen jokes about getting arrested at first concert after run-in with police

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Morgan Wallen fans braved the rain at Ole Miss as the country star returned to the stage for his first performance since he was arrested in Nashville nearly two weeks ago.

Fans donned ponchos amid the downpour as they gathered at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium in Oxford, Mississippi, for the 30-year-old singer’s concert on Saturday evening.

Ahead of the show, bad weather was forecast for the area this weekend.

Despite online speculation that the show might be canceled, Morgan’s concert, the final stop of his One Night at a Time World Tour, went ahead as planned.

Wallen’s performance followed opening acts from Bailey Zimmerman, Lauren Watkins and Nate Smith.

The show also marked his return to Ole Miss after last year’s accident when Wallen abruptly canceled his performance after the opening acts had already ended and just minutes before he was scheduled to take the stage.

The stadium joked about the incident and showed a message on the jumbotron before Wallen took the stage.

‘Ladies and gentlemen, fortunately Morgan has a full voice and can perform very well tonight. That’s why he’s ready to lead this s– back and set things right…,” the post said. “There’s no reason to head for the exit for the next two hours because Morgan and the boys are about to rock Oxford!!!”

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The last time Morgan Wallen was scheduled to perform at Ole Miss, the artist abruptly canceled just minutes before he was scheduled to appear on stage. Getty Images

Once the concert started, Wallen continued to joke about his recent circumstances and told a story about how his rowdiness almost got him kicked off the high school baseball team before playing the song “’98 Braves.”

“I have this setup here behind me, these flags are from my high school. And it represents something,” he told the crowd. “I had a coach, I played baseball, his name was Coach Davidson. When I was a junior in high school, I almost got kicked off the team. I was a bit rowdy then. I guess I’m still a little rowdy now,” he admitted, trying to stifle a laugh.

“But coach… he never gave up on me, and there’s been a lot of people who never gave up on me – some of them in this building tonight… you guys too.… I just wanted to shout out that part of my life. ”

Wallen also performed his formally unreleased song “Lies Lies Lies,” which he debuted in March as part of his “Abbey Road Studios” digital series.

On Friday, Wallen broke his silence on his arrest when he took to X, formerly Twitter, to denounce his actions while reassuring fans that his One Night at a Time tour will go ahead as planned.

“I didn’t feel right coming out publicly until I made amends with some people,” Wallen wrote on social media. “I have been in contact with the Nashville Police Department, my family and the good people at Chief’s. I am not proud of my behavior and I accept responsibility.

“I have the utmost respect for the officers who work every day to keep us all safe. As far as my tour is concerned, there will be no change.”

On April 7, Wallen, 30, was charged by Metro Nashville police with three felonies after a chair he allegedly threw from the roof of the six-story Chief’s bar landed on Broadway near two police officers.

“On Sunday evening at 10:53 p.m., Morgan Wallen was arrested in downtown Nashville for reckless endangerment and disorderly conduct. He is fully cooperating with authorities,” Wallen’s attorney, Worrick Robinson, told Fox News Digital.

Nearly a year ago, on April 23, 2023, Wallen caused chaos after suddenly having to cancel the second performance of a two-night, sold-out stint in Oxford, Mississippi.

“After last night’s show I started losing my voice so I spent the day resting, talking to my doctor and doing my voice exercises to get better,” he explained in an Instagram Story. “I really thought I could get on stage and it hurts me to deliver this so close to the show, but my voice is shot and I can’t sing.”

Following the cancellation, a fan filed a lawsuit against Wallen on behalf of ticket buyers, seeking damages for a potential class action lawsuit. The lawsuit was voluntarily dismissed the next day.

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The performance at Ole Miss is the first show after the singer’s arrest for throwing a chair from a bar onto the roof. Getty Images

A viral TikTok clip featuring a security guard working at the venue suggested that Wallen canceled the show because he was too drunk to perform. He said Wallen’s cancellation due to voice problems was “bullc…” and that an ambulance was needed to pick up the “Chasin’ You” singer. But Big Loud CEO Seth England refuted the drunkenness claims in a social media post.

“A hired employee of BEST Crowd Management made false claims about last night’s Morgan Wallen concert and we do not support the details in his statement. Please see Morgan’s social media pages for more information.’

A viral TikTok clip featuring a security guard working at the venue suggested that Wallen canceled the show because he was too drunk to perform. He said Wallen’s cancellation due to voice problems was “bullc…” and that an ambulance was needed to pick up the “Chasin’ You” singer. But Big Loud CEO Seth England refuted the drunkenness claims in a social media post.

“A hired employee of BEST Crowd Management made false claims about last night’s Morgan Wallen concert and we do not support the details in his statement. Please see Morgan’s social media pages for more information.’

Despite last year’s troubles and the alleged chair-throwing incident in Nashville, Wallen’s Ole Miss stop on his “One Night at a Time” tour was still full steam ahead.

Before Saturday’s show, Ole Miss athletic director Keith Carter told Fox News Digital: “We are aware of the situation, but no changes have been communicated to us yet. Of course we keep a close eye on everything.”

Wallen just recently kicked off his “One Night at a Time” tour in Indianapolis on April 4, and he will be performing across the country with Bailey Zimmerman, Nate Smith and Lauren Watkins opening.

Jelly Roll, Lainey Wilson and Jon Pardi are just a few country stars touring with Wallen this summer.





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