Country music superstar Morgan Wallen opened up to SiriusXM’s “The Highway” on Wednesday about how his career almost ended in 2021.
Wallen was caught on video using a racial slur in 2021, losing him radio play, his representation, appearances and more. Despite cancellation efforts, Wallen’s “Dangerous: The Double Album” was the best selling album of 2021. Since then, he’s crushed record after record in country music.
During Wednesday’s interview, “The Highway” host Storme Warren brought up the controversial moment, asking Wallen “how dark did it get?” (RELATED: Morgan Wallen Returns To The Spotlight, Welcomed Back With Major Win)
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“It got pretty dark for sure,” Wallen told Warren. “You know, I’m a pretty … I feel like I’m a pretty resilient person, and I’m a pretty happy person in general. But that was definitely a really difficult time, you know? But we tried to keep my sight set on better things. I feel like if we just stay true to who I knew I really was, that it would … we would come out all right.”
Wallen went on to say that there were many lessons he learned “along the way” but that’s “part of what he loves about life.” He likened the process of learning from life experiences to playing golf, because he “can’t figure it out,” but that’s why he “loves it so much.”
You can watch the clip from the interview here: