3:45 PM PT -- Morgan's no longer the musical guest on this week's 'SNL' -- he says the show informed him he broke COVID-19 protocol and won't be performing.
The country singer admits his actions this past weekend were "short-sighted," and put people at risk, and he seems contrite about losing his opportunity and letting his fans and country music down.
He says the ordeal has made him reflect on some areas of his personal life he says need improving, and he plans on taking some time away to work on himself.
The good news -- Wallen says 'SNL' honcho Lorne Michaels was kind and encouraging, and told him they could possibly have him on in the future ... so, something for him and his fans to look forward to.
Country music star Morgan Wallen -- set to be this week's musical guest on "Saturday Night Live" -- was super unsafe over the weekend, and now the question ... will 'SNL' pull the plug on him?
The "This Bar" singer was in Tuscaloosa, Alabama for the football game against Texas A&M Saturday, and became the star of several TikTok videos afterward as he got very up close and personal with celebrating fans.
The clips show him in a bar -- taking shots and kissing women -- at a house party, in the backseat of a fan’s car and more ... and in all of them, he's without a mask and ignoring social distancing.
Wallen immediately came under fire online for reckless behavior during the pandemic -- and coronavirus case numbers again on the rise -- with people suggesting he's "gonna spread COVID to every gal at Bama."
Morgan's supposed to be the musical guest in just days when 'SNL' shoots the second episode of its 46th season, which premiered Saturday.
The country star's clear lack of taking COVID-19 safety precautions raises questions of how 'SNL' will keep its cast and crew safe in studio 8H ... and keep the Bill Burr-hosted show from becoming the next Rose Garden ceremony. The real question ... will Morgan be allowed to perform in studio?
We've reached out to 'SNL' ... no word back so far.