Lawsuit Against Morgan Wallen for Cancelling Mississippi Show Dismissed
A woman in Prentiss County filed a lawsuit against Morgan Wallen after he canceled his performance in Oxford on Sunday at the last possible minute, WTVA reports. According to the filing, the woman filed the suit “on behalf of all affected patrons who incurred expenses in connection with Wallen’s failure to perform,” and is seeking compensatory damages. On Tuesday, the suit was voluntarily dismissed, per Vulture.
The cancelled show was to be the second of two nights at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium and the fifth American date of his sold-out One Night at a Time Tour.
Numerous fans posted photos inside the stadium, where the crowd assembled and watched openers Ernest and Hardy perform their sets. Just before Wallen’s onstage time, a message was flashed on the screens at the side of the stage announcing that there would be no more music.
“Ladies & gentlemen, unfortunately Morgan has lost his voice and is unable to perform tonight — therefore tonight’s show has been cancelled. Please make your way safely to the stadium exits. Refunds for tonight’s event will be available at point of purchase.”
Wallen later made a statement on his Instagram Stories about the cancellation.
“After last night’s show I started losing my voice so I spent the day resting up, talking to my doctor and working through my vocal exercises trying to get better. I really thought I’d be able to take the stage and it kills me to deliver this so close to showtime, but my voice is shot and I am unable to sing. All tickets will be refunded at point of purchase. I am so sorry, I promise you guys I tried everything I could.”
There’s no word on the status of Wallen’s upcoming One Night at a Time Tour dates. His next scheduled show is Thursday, April 27, at Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids, Michigan, followed by the next two days with stops in Moline, Illinois, and Lincoln, Nebraska.
Wallen’s tour should be one of the hottest tickets in the country at the moment. He released his third album One Thing at a Time, a 36-track whopper of an album, in March and it has been at Number One on the all-genre Billboard 200 albums chart for the past seven weeks.
This article was updated on April 25, 2022 at 5:30 pm ET to include the lawsuit dismissal.