Timberlake After Arrest: 'I Know Sometimes I'm Hard to Love'

Singer performs at first concert since being detained on Long Island for DWI, speaks out
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 22, 2024 7:00 AM CDT
Timberlake Speaks on Arrest: 'It's Been a Tough Week'
Timberlake's mugshot.   (Sag Harbor Police Department via AP)

Justin Timberlake has finally broken his silence on his DWI arrest earlier this week on Long Island. "It's been a tough week, but you're here and I'm here, and nothing can change this moment right now," the 43-year-old singer told the audience at Chicago's United Center on Friday evening, his first performance since his Tuesday arrest in Sag Harbor, per CNN. "I know sometimes I'm hard to love, but you keep on loving me and I love you right back."

JT is also set to perform Saturday in Chicago, as part of his Forget Tomorrow World Tour. Meanwhile, a source tells People that Timberlake was distraught while being detained after he was pulled over. "He was freaking out and stayed up all night when he was in custody," the source says. "He's insisting he only had one drink and it wasn't some wild night out." (More Justin Timberlake stories.)

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