Justin Timberlake thanks fans in Chicago after DWI arrest: ‘It’s been a tough week’

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In his first performance since his recent DUI arrest in New York, Justin Timberlake expressed his gratitude for his fans' unwavering support. The pop superstar addressed the incident during his concert Friday night (Jun. 21, 2024) in Chicago.

“We've been together through ups and downs, lefts and rights. It's been a tough week, but you're here and I'm here, and nothing can change this moment right now,” Timberlake emotionally shared with the audience.

He added, “I know sometimes I'm hard to love, but you keep on loving me and I love you right back.” Following his heartfelt words, Timberlake performed his hit song “Selfish.”

The 43-year-old singer was arrested early Tuesday (Jun. 18, 2024) in Sag Harbor on New York’s Long Island. He was arraigned that morning and released without bail after being charged with one count of driving while intoxicated.

According to the police report, a Sag Harbor officer observed Timberlake’s gray 2025 BMW weaving out of its lane and running a stop sign. Upon pulling him over, the officer noted that Timberlake had “bloodshot and glassy” eyes, a “strong odor” of alcohol on his breath, and was unsteady on his feet.

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The officer then asked the singer to complete a series of field sobriety tests, including walking in a straight line and standing on one leg, which Timberlake reportedly did “poorly.”

“I had one martini and followed my friends home,” Timberlake told the officer, according to the report. He refused three requests to take a Breathalyzer test.

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Timberlake is on his “Forget Tomorrow” world tour, promoting his latest album, “Everything I Thought It Was,” released in March. Despite the recent turmoil, Timberlake's performance in Chicago proved his resilience and dedication to his fans.


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