Wallen began out thanking his supporters.
“I wanted to let you guys know that I’ve taken a couple months away and feel like I’ve really worked on myself,” his notice reads. “I’m proud of the work I’ve put in, and in many ways thankful to have had the time to do it. I’ve needed this time off.”
Wallen confronted backlash in February after a video surfaced by which he reportedly used a racial slur and profanities.
“Take care of this “p*ssy-a** m*ther**ker” -,” Wallen may be heard saying, earlier than including “take care of this p*ssy-a** n***er” ,” apparently in reference to one of the people with his group.
The singer apologized.
“I’m embarrassed and sorry. I used an unacceptable and inappropriate racial slur that I want I may take again,” he said in a statement. “There are not any excuses to make use of the sort of language, ever. I wish to sincerely apologize for utilizing the phrase. I promise to do higher.”
But his career appears to be on the back burner as Wallen wrote in his note posted Tuesday that “Not solely has this time revealed to me the methods by which I wish to enhance, but it surely’s additionally jogged my memory that I’m nonetheless very happy with who I’m and the person I’m changing into.
“I’ve found this time away to be very valuable to me in many ways, but I feel like I need a little more of it, and therefore will not be performing tour dates this summer,” he wrote. “It means I won’t be playing festivals or the Luke Bryan tour dates. But it’s important to me personally, if you can, still go to these shows — support country music. Country music is back and that’s a beautiful damn thing.”