Morgan Wallen Announces He Has To Go On Strict Vocal Rest For The Next Six Weeks, Cancels All Shows In That Time Frame

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David Lehr

Bad news if you’re supposed to be seeing Morgan Wallen in the next six weeks.

He just announced on Instagram that he reinjured his vocal cords after going on vocal rest for 10 days, and he is being put on vocal rest again for the next six weeks.

Of course, I think we all heard about him cancelling his concert in Oxford, Mississippi back on April 23rd, as chaos ensued when it happened just minutes before he was supposed to take the stage.

He then returned full-force last weekend in Florida with three sold out shows on his One Thing At A Time world tour, but it sounds like his vocal cords weren’t totally healed, and after a visit to Vanderbilt Voice Center yesterday, he was informed that he needed to go on strict vocal rest for the next six weeks.

Morgan shared a lengthy video on Instagram explaining everything, clearly very disappointed that he’s having to cancel so many huge, sold-out shows and even a few festival performances that were slated for the beginning of this summer.

He added that doctor’s advised him to not even talk at all, unless he absolutely had to, and that he could permanently damage his voice if he ignored their advice and kept singing.

Morgan also thanked fans for their continued support, saying that he “hates” doing this but had to make this decision for the longevity of his career.

You can read his full statement below.

“I’m just gonna go ahead and get straight to it, I’ve got some bad news from my doctors at the Vanderbilt Voice Center yesterday. After taking 10 days of vocal rest, I performed three shows last weekend in Florida, and by the third one, I felt terrible.

So I went in and got scoped yesterday, and they told me that I reinjured my vocal cords, and that I have vocal fold-something. Their advice is that I go on vocal rest for six weeks, so that’s what I’m gonna do. They want me not to talk at all, but they said if I need to it’s okay for something like this.

I also tore my lat while we were in Australia, I’ve been trying to work through that quietly, but this time off is gonna help me get that back right. We’re working on rescheduling all the dates during this tine frame, we’ve almost got that done but some of them are pending so i can’t update you.

I won’t be able to make these festivals that I have during this time frame, but we are gonna make those right in the next year. I won’t be able to do the ACM Awards Lifting Lives event, but y’all make sure you still go. It’s for a great cause.

They told me that if I do this the right way, that I’ll get back to 100%. And they also said that if  I don’t listen and keep singing, then I’ll permanently damage my voice. So for the longevity of my career, this is just the choice I had to make.

I hate it, but I love you guys, and I appreciate all the support you always give me. I’ll see you soon, and I’ll be back better than ever. God bless you.”

Morgan noted that his team is currently working on rescheduling all of his headlining tour shows, adding that they do plan to make up the festival dates next year, as well.

Here’s the full video:

Morgan Wallen Tour

Morgan Wallen 2023 U.S. Tour Dates:

Fri, April 14 Milwaukee, WI American Family Field*#
Sat, April 15 Milwaukee, WI American Family Field*#
Thurs, April 20 Louisville, KY KFC Yum! Center
Sat, April 22 Oxford, MS Vaught-Hemingway Stadium*#
Sun, April 23 Oxford, MS Vaught-Hemingway Stadium*+
Thurs, April 27 Grand Rapids, MI Van Andel Arena
Fri, April 28 Moline, IL Vibrant Arena
Sat, April 29 Lincoln, NE Pinnacle Bank Arena
Thurs, May 4 Jacksonville, FL VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena
Fri, May 5 West Palm Beach, FL iTHINK Financial Amphitheatre
Sat, May 6 Tampa, FL MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
Thurs, May 18 Hershey, PA Hersheypark Stadium*
Fri, May 19 East Rutherford, NJ MetLife Stadium*$
Sat, May 20 East Rutherford, NJ MetLife Stadium*$
Wed, May 24 Austin, TX Moody Center
Fri, May 26 Houston, TX Minute Maid Park*#
Thurs, June 1 Atlanta, GA Truist Park*$
Fri, June 2 Atlanta, GA Truist Park*$
Sat, June 3 Panama City Beach, FL Gulf Coast Jam^
Thurs, June 8 Virginia Beach, VA Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater at Virginia Beach
Fri, June 9 Virginia Beach, VA Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater at Virginia Beach
Sat, June 10 Myrtle Beach, SC Carolina Country Music Fest^
Wed, June 14 Pittsburgh, PA PNC Park*&
Thurs, June 15 Pittsburgh, PA PNC Park*#
Sat, June 17 Philadelphia, PA Citizens Bank Park*#
Thurs, June 22 Chicago, IL Wrigley Field*#
Fri, June 23 Chicago, IL Wrigley Field*$
Thurs, June 29 Detroit, MI Ford Field*#
Fri, June 30 Detroit, MI Ford Field*#
Thurs, July 6 St. Louis, MO Busch Stadium*$
Fri, July 7 St. Louis, MO Busch Stadium*$
Fri, July 14 San Diego, CA Petco Park*#
Sat, July 15 San Diego, CA Petco Park*#
Wed, July 19 Phoenix, AZ Chase Field*#
Thurs, July 20 Phoenix, AZ Chase Field*#
Sat, July 22 Los Angeles, CA SoFi Stadium*#
Thurs, Aug 3 Detroit Lakes, MN WE Fest^
Fri, Aug 11 Columbus, OH Ohio Stadium*%
Sat, Aug 12 Columbus, OH Ohio Stadium*#
Wed, Aug 16 Boston, MA Fenway Park*#
Thurs, Aug 17 Boston, MA Fenway Park*#
Fri, Aug 18 Boston, MA Fenway Park*$
Sat, Sept 2 Washington, DC FedEx Field*$
Sat, Oct 7 Tacoma, WA Tacoma Dome

Remaining Morgan Wallen 2023 International Tour Dates:

Sat, Aug 5 Camrose, AB Big Valley Jamboree^
Thurs, Aug 24 Dieppe, NB YQM Country Fest^
Thurs, Sept 14 Toronto, ON Budweiser Stage
Fri, Sept 15 Toronto, ON Budweiser Stage
Sat, Sept 16 Toronto, ON Budweiser Stage
Mon, Sept 18 London, ON Budweiser Gardens
Thurs, Sept 21 Ottawa, ON Canadian Tire Centre
Fri, Sept 22 Quebec City, QC Videotron Centre
Sat, Sept 23 Montreal, QC Bell Centre
Thurs, Sept 28 Winnipeg, MB Canada Life Centre
Fri, Sept 29 Saskatoon, SK SaskTel Centre
Sat, Sept 30 Calgary, AB Scotiabank Saddledome
Tues, Oct 3 Vancouver, BC Rogers Arena
Wed, Oct 4 Vancouver, BC Rogers Arena
Sun, Dec. 3 London, UK The O2

* Stadium Dates
^ Festival Dates
# HARDY, ERNEST, Bailey Zimmerman
$ Parker McCollum, ERNEST, Bailey Zimmerman
& HARDY, Bailey Zimmerman
% Riley Green, ERNEST

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