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Country star Morgan Wallen falls hard during live performance

By Jimmy Adeel
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April 23, 2023

Country singer Morgan Wallen experienced a fall on stage while performing at the KFC Yum! Center in Louisville, KY, during his “One Night at a Time” tour.  

The 29-year-old was singing his hit song "Heartless" when he slipped and fell. However, Wallen did not seem to sustain any injuries and quickly continued his performance.  

The Fall and Recovery  

The reason for Wallen's fall appeared to be the thick fog at the bottom of the stage, which made it difficult for him to see where he was walking.   

In a fan-shared TikTok video, Wallen was seen bouncing back up after the fall and making light of the situation by pulling a funny face at an audience member.  

This Louisville performance marked the second show of the U.S. leg of Wallen's "One Thing at a Time" tour, which is set to run until October 2023.   

 Technical Difficulties 

Apart from Wallen's fall, the concert also experienced some technical issues with the onstage lighting, as reported by TMZ. But the incident did not deter Wallen from giving his fans a memorable performance. 

Wallen's Controversial Past  

In 2021, Morgan Wallen faced backlash after a video surfaced of him using the N-word. Despite the controversy and attempts by liberal media to "cancel" him, Wallen's music continued to soar on the charts.  

His recent album has succeeded greatly, with its hit song "Last Night", leading the way.  

Following the incident where Wallen was caught using racist language, he checked himself into a 30-day rehab facility and issued a public apology on Instagram.  

Wallen stated that he "fully accept[ed] any penalties" and took ownership of his actions, asking fans to stop defending his behavior.  

Overcoming Adversity  

Wallen's chart success has been described as a stunning comeback by The New York Times and The Guardian, who dubbed him "America's most controversial country star."   

In 2021, Wallen had the highest-selling album in the industry with "Dangerous: The Double Album," selling more than three million copies according to MRC rankings.  

This success persisted despite Wallen's controversial actions and temporary suspension from his label, Big Loud/Republic.  

Banned from Award Shows  

Despite his chart success, Wallen was banned from the American Music Awards and Country Music Awards, both of which he was nominated for. He was also dropped from several radio stations in the aftermath of the controversy.  

Returning to the Stage   

After a period of reflection and growth, Wallen returned to the stage with his "One Thing at a Time" tour, eager to share his music with fans and rebuild his reputation. His resilience in the face of adversity has earned him the admiration of many supporters.  

Audience members at Wallen's Louisville concert praised the singer for his quick recovery after the fall. Fans took to social media to express their admiration for Wallen's perseverance and commitment to his performance.  

Morgan Wallen's "One Thing at a Time" tour will continue throughout the US, with upcoming performances in several cities. The tour is scheduled to run until October 2023, giving fans ample opportunities to catch Wallen live in concert.