Justin Timberlake DWI
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The world was shocked last week when the singer Justin Timberlake was arrested for DWI in the Hamptons in New York. Days later, Timberlake stopped a concert to publicly address his arrest for the first time.

Timberlake Breaks His Silence

Timberlake, 43, continued his Forget Tomorrow World Tour on Friday night when he performed inside the United Center Stadium in Chicago, Illinois. This came days after Timberlake was arrested on Tuesday after a night out with friends in Sag Harbor.

“It’s been a tough week,” Timberlake told his fans at his concert, according to Page Six. “I know I’m hard to love sometimes but you keep loving me right back.”

Timberlake went on to tell his fans that they have all been through “ups-and-downs and lefts-and-rights.”

This was Timberlake’s first concert since his arrest. He is set to return to New York City to perform at Madison Square Garden on June 25 and June 26.

In the coming weeks, Timberlake is scheduled to perform in Boston, Baltimore and Cleveland. He will then resume international dates at the end of next month, with the tour set to continue through December 20.

Watch him address the controversy:

Timberlake’s Arrest

A source spoke out last week to claim that Timberlake went into panic mode after he was arrested.

“He was freaking out and stayed up all night when he was in custody,” this source told People Magazine. “He’s insisting he only had one drink and it wasn’t some wild night out.”

The source added that despite his arrest, Timberlake would continue his tour.

“It’s business as usual for him,” the insider said. “The tour is continuing as planned.”

According to his arrest report, Timberlake told the officer who pulled him over, “I had one martini and I followed my friends home.”

The officer reportedly observed that Timberlake’s “eyes were bloodshot and glassy.”

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Timberlake Charged

Timberlake refused to take a breathalyzer test. He was kept overnight at the Sag Harbor Police Headquarters and was released the next morning.

Timberlake has since been charged with one count of driving while intoxicated and two citations. The first citation is for running a stop sign, and the second is for failure to keep in a lane. Timberlake’s next court date is scheduled for July 26.

Unfortunately for him, this is the same day that he’s scheduled to perform at the Tauron Arena in Kraków, Poland.

“Mr. Burke looks forward to vigorously defending Mr. Timberlake against these allegations,” his attorney Edward Burke Jr.’s office said in a statement. “He will have a lot to say at the appropriate time. He is currently awaiting full discovery from the DA’s office.”

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