Country music sensation Morgan Wallen surprised his fans during his Columbus, Ohio concert on Friday night, unveiling a dramatic change in his appearance. The 30-year-old “Whiskey Glasses” singer, known for his signature mullet and mustache, took the stage with a freshly shaved head and a bare upper lip, covered by a red baseball cap.
Just two songs into the performance, Wallen halted the show to address his altered look, sharing, “Before we get any further, I didn’t like my long hair anymore, so I shaved it off.” The announcement elicited a mixed reaction from the crowd, with cheers and boos echoing throughout the venue.
Although Wallen has yet to share his bald transformation on his personal social media accounts, his fans have already flooded his Instagram with their opinions. Some expressed shock and disbelief, urging him to “grow it back stat,” while others playfully lamented not being consulted before the bold decision.
@countrycentral Mullet era over #morganwallen #lastnight #mullet #countrymusic ♬ Last Night – Morgan Wallen
Employees at The Schott, the Columbus venue where Wallen revealed his new appearance, eagerly sought the opinions of fans waiting in line. They playfully dubbed the change “the biggest news in music this week,” humorously asserting it even overshadowed Taylor Swift’s announcement of “1989 (Taylor’s Version).”
Reactions among Wallen’s fans were a mix of nostalgia and support. Some admirers admitted to missing his iconic mullet, suggesting he could have waited a bit longer before parting with it. Others, however, showered him with praise, asserting that he could rock any look and remained attractive regardless.
— The Schott (@TheSchott) August 12, 2023
Wallen’s appearance alteration comes after a temporary setback in his career. Earlier this year, he postponed his “One Night at a Time Tour” due to vocal fold trauma, a condition caused by improper and excessive use of the voice. Following a period of vocal rest and recovery, he received clearance from his doctor to resume touring. In June, he excitedly shared the news on Instagram, writing, “The doc cleared me to talk and sing… we back.”