It’s been almost six months since footage of country singer Morgan Wallen using the n-word was released by TMZ on Feb. 2, but for some reason, we’re just now getting a lengthy TV interview in which he attempts to explain himself. Wallen was interviewed by host Michael Strahan on Friday’s episode of Good Morning America, where he revisited the video and provided an update on the work he’s done in the months since its release to maintain his sobriety and reach out to the Black community.
Wallen revealed that the video was filmed while he was on “hour 72 of a 72-hour bender” and mentioned that he checked himself into a rehab facility in San Diego for 30 days in the wake of the scandal to try and figure out “why am I acting this way? Do I have an alcohol problem? Do I have a deeper issue?”