Morgan Wallen has a plan to make sure he's not booted from his second crack at 'SNL' ... but his strategy already has some gaping holes of his own doing.
We got the country music star in New York City Friday and our photog asked him how he's planning to stay COVID safe ahead of his big 'SNL' performance.
Morgan tells us he "ain't leaving the damn hotel" ... as he's literally walking out of said hotel.
As you know ... Morgan is getting a second chance at 'SNL' 2 months after the show axed him from an earlier, planned gig. He got the boot after he was seen taking shots in a crowded bar and kissing women during some maskless partying down in Alabama. Y'know, stuff that's NOT COVID safe.
Morgan's thanking the Lord for another shot -- at 'SNL,' not the bar -- and says he'll do things differently this time. As for leaving the hotel, maybe he's going to 30 Rock for rehearsals.
Good on Morgan for wearing a face-covering as he climbs into a waiting SUV with his masked-up team.
The show should be pretty funny, with host Jason Batemanalready in fine form.
Hopefully, he went straight to NBC studios ... with no pit stops for broads and booze.