Morgan Wallen is making his way back into the spotlight following his self-imposed break, which occurred after he was pulled from "Saturday Night Live" from breaking COVID-19 protocols.
"I took awhile, like almost two weeks, and just turned my phone off and didn't even look at it," the singer told Bobby Bones on his Bobbycast podcast. "Drove on the tractor, things like that, and just cleared my head. It was really, really good to me."
In early October, the "Whiskey Glasses" singer was dropped from his "SNL" performance after social media videos showed him mask-less and kissing women at a college party in Alabama.
"My actions this past weekend were pretty short-sighted and they have obviously affected my long-term goals and my dreams," he said in an apology video on Oct. 7. "I think I have some growing up to do. I think I've lost myself a bit. I've tried to find joy in the wrong places…and it's left me with less joy so I'm going to try to work on that," he said. "I'm going to take a step back from the spotlight for awhile and go work on myself…It may be a second before you heard from me for awhile… I'm going to work on me."
Where exactly Morgan went during his short break isn't known.
"Throughout this whole process there's been times where, for awhile I would just be like, 'Man, I'm kind of like lonely and I don't even know if I like this," Morgan said in the new interview. "And then you know, there's another high and you're like, 'Oh yeah. I love this.' It kind of just goes through phases and I've kind of just had been living like that. It's like, can I not maybe do something to combat that? Maybe I don't need to be so moody. It was almost a good thing for me."
He added, "It kind of forced me away just to reflect and look at myself and kind of get to know myself again. It was good for me."
One thing Morgan didn't do is try to justify the actions that got him ousted from his "SNL" performance.
"I understand both sides of it a little bit," he says. "I know that I got young kids that look up to me and all those kinds of things, too. I want to be mindful of things. I'm not going to let people control the way that I live my life, but I also want to be mindful. Honestly, I have a son now and I don't know that I'd be proud to show him those videos, you know. I got to think about some things a little bit differently."