Justin Timberlake says it's been 'tough week' amid DWI arrest: 'I know I’m hard to love'

Justin Timberlake addressed fans at a Chicago concert in an apparent response to his DWI arrest earlier this week.

The “Selfish” singer, 43, is currently on his Forget Tomorrow World Tour and briefly addressed the audience at his concert at the United Center on Friday night.

“We’ve been together through ups and downs, lefts and rights,” Timberlake said in a video from the event posted by fan accounts. “It’s been a tough week, but you’re here and I’m here, and nothing can change this moment right now.”

“I know sometimes I’m hard to love, but you keep on loving me and I love you right back. Thank you so much!” Timberlake continued, after a brief pause from bowing to the crowd following a series of claps and cheers.

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Timberlake was arrested for DWI in Sag Harbor

Timberlake was apprehended by police in the Hamptons at 12:37 a.m. Tuesday, according to a press release from the Sag Harbor Village Police Department. Sag Harbor is part of the Hamptons, about 100 miles east of New York City.

Justin Timberlake, pictured in November 2023, appeared to address his recent DWI arrest at his concert in Chicago on Friday.
Justin Timberlake, pictured in November 2023, appeared to address his recent DWI arrest at his concert in Chicago on Friday.

Timberlake was pulled over in his 2025 BMW after failing to stop at a stop sign and "maintain his lane of travel." "Upon investigation it was determined that Mr. Timberlake was operating his vehicle in an intoxicated position," according to the Sag Harbor Village Police Department. Timberlake's next court date is July 26.

The former NSYNC boy band breakout star announced the tour in January, his first time touring in five years. The North American leg of the tour began in April at Rogers Arena in Vancouver, Canada, with stops including cities in the U.S., Canada, Europe and the U.K.

In March, he released his sixth solo album "Everything I Thought It Was." with the lead single "Selfish." The album, which marked Timberlake's first album since 2018's buzzy "Man of the Woods."

Contributing: Naledi Ushe

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Justin Timberlake addresses DWI arrest at Chicago concert

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