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Saturday Night Live wasted no time finding an artist to serve as musical guest over the weekend Just days after criticizing Morgan Wallen for breaching COVID security protocols -19, the show welcomed Jack White on stage

The rocker, clad in a black leather jacket, performed an incredibly powerful and baffling tune that spoke of the coronavirus pandemic and the fears felt by many in these uncertain times

White belted a roaring cover of the 1928 blues classic « Jesus is Coming Soon », originally performed by blue artist Blind Willie Johnson and written about the Spanish Flu of 1918

« The nobleman told the people / shut down your public schools / until death passes you by you better shut down all your churches too / I’m done talking Yes I’m walking / God is coming soon, « White sang » The great disease was powerful and people were sick everywhere / It was an epidemic and it was traveling in the air « 

White also incorporated elements from her collaboration with Beyonce, « Don’t Hurt Yourself » – which appeared on Lemonade – singing in the chorus: « When you hurt me, you hurt yourself / Don’t hurt yourself / When you love me, you love yourself « 

For White’s second set of the night, which essentially wrapped up the show, he delivered an energetic performance of his single, « Lazaretto », on his 2014 second solo album of the same name

Wallen was due to perform this week, but his appearance was dropped after violating COVID-19 safety protocols The singer spent the last weekend partying without a mask at a crowded gathering and kissing several women at the event, resulting in a rapid reaction online

Wallen took to Instagram on Wednesday to apologize for his reckless behavior in a moving video shot in his hotel room in New York City

« I got a call from the show to let me know I couldn’t play anymore, » Wallen said « [It’s] due to COVID protocols, which I understand »

The singer said he respects the show’s decision because, « I know I’m putting them in danger, and I’m taking possession of them »

« I apologize to SNL, my fans, my team, for giving me these opportunities, and I let them down, » said grim Wallen

« Lorne Michaels actually gave me a lot of encouragement and let me know, ‘We’ll find another time to make this up,' » he added, referring to the longtime executive producer. by SNL « So that means a lot to me »

Michaels first announced that White would replace Wallen during his interview with the Today show Friday.During the interview, Michaels also defended the country star, to some extent

« He’s probably not the first country singer, the first rock n ‘roll person to party after a big game, in this case a soccer game or a concert, » Michaels said. « We just live in different times and everything is scrutinized »

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