Justin Timberlake Opens Up About Drunk-Driving Arrest in Emotional Concert Admission

Chicago, IL – Justin Timberlake made his first public appearance since his recent drunk-driving arrest, addressing the situation at a concert in Chicago’s United Center. The Grammy winner expressed gratitude for the support of his fans amidst the challenging week following his arrest in the Hamptons.

During the concert, the 43-year-old former *NSYNC member acknowledged that he can be difficult to love at times but appreciated the unwavering support from his audience. This marked his return to the stage for his “Forget Tomorrow” world tour after the unfortunate incident.

Timberlake was arrested in his gray 2025 BMW in Sag Harbor, Long Island, for failing to comply with traffic laws and exhibiting signs of impairment. Despite claiming to have only consumed one martini at The American Hotel, he failed sobriety tests and refused a breathalyzer test at the police station in East Hampton.

The singer is facing charges of driving while intoxicated, failure to maintain lane, and failure to stop at a stop sign. His legal team has declared their intent to vigorously defend Timberlake against these allegations and are awaiting further information from the District Attorney’s office.

Timberlake is scheduled to appear for a virtual court hearing on July 26 to address the charges against him. The incident has sparked conversations about responsible drinking and the consequences of driving under the influence, shedding light on the importance of making safer choices.

As the pop icon navigates this legal challenge, his fans and followers await updates on the situation and hope for a positive resolution to the issues he currently faces. Timberlake’s future performances and public appearances may be impacted by the ongoing legal proceedings, adding a layer of uncertainty to his career trajectory.

In the meantime, Timberlake’s team continues to manage the fallout from the arrest, working to address the situation while maintaining the artist’s public image and reputation amid the scrutiny from the media and the public.