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Justin Timberlake Breaks Silence After DWI Arrest, Admits It Has Been A 'Tough Week'

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By Favour Adegoke on June 22, 2024 at 9:45 AM EDT

Justin Timberlake has finally spoken out on his shocking arrest after he was taken into custody on Monday night for driving while intoxicated.

Police reportedly followed the singer after he was observed blowing past a stop sign in the Hamptons.

After being pulled over, Timberlake was subjected to a sobriety test, during which he allegedly refused to take the breathalyzer test.

Justin Timberlake was released from police custody after his appearance in court, where he was spotted in handcuffs.

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Justin Timberlake Speaks Out On His Arrest

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Timberlake subtly addressed his shocking police arrest for being caught allegedly driving while intoxicated.

During his concert in Chicago on Friday, the singer paused to address the crowd of adoring fans, saying that it has been a hard week for him.

"It's been a tough week," Timberlake said, per Page Six. "I know I'm hard to love sometimes, but you keep loving me right back."

The "Mirrors" singer made the remarks about his DWI arrest while telling his fans how they have all been through "ups-and-downs and left-and-rights."

According to previous reports, during his arrest, Timberlake expressed concern that the incident could "ruin his tour." However, a source confirmed to People Magazine that the tour would proceed without a hitch as it's "business as usual" for the star.

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Justin Timberlake Is Currently On Tour

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Timberlake is currently captivating audiences across North America on his "The Forget Tomorrow World Tour."

On Friday, fans in Chicago enjoyed an electrifying performance at the United Center. After his stop in Chicago, Timberlake is scheduled for a two-night feature at the legendary Madison Square Garden in New York City.

The tour then heads to Boston, Baltimore, and Hershey, concluding its first leg in Lexington, Kentucky. After a brief hiatus, Timberlake will embark on the European leg, kicking things off in Krakow, Poland. Cities across Germany, Belgium, England, the Netherlands, Denmark, Sweden, and France will also get a taste of the "The Forget Tomorrow World Tour."

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The tour celebrates the release of Timberlake's highly anticipated sixth solo album, "Everything I Thought It Was," which dropped in March.

It features songs like "Selfish" and "Drown," as well as the NSYNC collaboration "Paradise."

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Justin Timberlake Reportedly Reeked Of Alcohol When He Was Arrested

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In the early hours of Tuesday morning, Timberlake was arrested while driving home after a night out with friends at Sag Harbor's American Hotel. According to reports, traffic cops noticed that the singer ran past a stop sign and was swerving between lanes, spurring them to initiate a traffic stop.

Upon the cops approaching Timberlake, he allegedly had glassy eyes reeked of alcohol, hinting that he was driving while intoxicated.

After giving him a field sobriety test which he failed, they tried to get the 43-year-old star to take a breathalyzer test to confirm blood alcohol levels, However, Timberlake refused to oblige them, leading to him being arrested and taken away.

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"Justin was out to dinner with friends and there were cop cars stationed outside the restaurant, like there are most nights. [He] left at 12:30AM and was pulled over as soon as he left. Nobody was hurt and there was no drama at the scene," a source said of the arrest, per the Daily Mail.

The Singer Was Charged To Court And Cited

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Timberlake was charged to court on Tuesday on one count of DWI and was subsequently released without bond. He was also cited for not observing a stop sign and for failure to stay in his lane. He would be required to pay fines for the citation as determined by the law in New York State.

Meanwhile, the singer's refusal to take the breathalyzer test has caused his driving privileges in the state to be suspended. This means that Timberlake would have to be driven by someone other than himself for the foreseeable future.

The court date to hear the charge is July 26. Timberlake is represented by criminal defense lawyer Ed Burke. In the long run, a possible punishment includes the singer being ordered to participate in mandatory community service or taking driving or substance abuse courses.

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Justin Timberlake Said His Children Are His 'Greatest Gifts' Hours Before His Arrest

Hours before his arrest, Timberlake made fans emotional with a loving write-up about his two children, Silas, 9, and Phineas, 3, whom he shares with his actress wife Jessica Biel.

"My 2 greatest gifts. I learn more about myself everyday just because you both chose me to be your Daddy," the singer captioned photos of him and the kids.

In the post, which Timberlake wrote in light of Father's Day celebration, he also noted that he won't ever shy away from his responsibilities to his children.

He continued, "I will always be there for you through your peaks and valleys... to lift you up and show you how high you can take this life and to pick you up when you fall. And, of course, to flood you with insufferable Dad-jokes all along the way. I love you both so much. Thank you for giving me my biggest purpose."

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