“A difficult week”: Justin Timberlake breaks the silence after his arrest

“A difficult week”: Justin Timberlake breaks the silence after his arrest
“A difficult week”: Justin Timberlake breaks the silence after his arrest

His reaction was expected. “It’s been a tough week,” Justin Timberlake explained Friday evening to his fans who came to see him perform on stage in Chicago, as part of his “Forget Tomorrow” world tour. It was his first public appearance since his arrest on the night of Monday to Tuesday for drunk driving.

“I know I’m sometimes hard to love, but you keep doing it,” the 43-year-old singer continued to the applause of the audience, tells the New York Post.

“He’s a responsible guy who made a mistake”

The “Cry Me a River” singer had already apologized to his team and reassured them about the continuation of the tour during a conference call. “He apologized for bringing this kind of attention to the team,” a source told The Sun. “We were quickly told that nothing was going to change,” added another. He’s a responsible guy who made a mistake. »

The American star was arrested drunk on the night of Monday to Tuesday, while his vehicle wandered on a road in the village of Sag Harbor, in the Hamptons, in the state of New York. On board his BMW, he notably ran a stop sign.

A man with “bloodshot and glassy” eyes

According to the police report, the singer refused to take an alcohol or drug test three times. Officers described a man with “bloodshot and glassy” eyes with a “strong odor of alcoholic beverage” emanating from his breath. Explained to him that he only drank a martini. The publication of his mugshot, the photo taken by the police during the arrest, has also gone viral on social networks.

Released on Tuesday June 18, the singer must appear in a New York state court on July 26. He faces a sentence of up to one year in prison. The singer’s locker being empty, he more likely faces a fine of 500 dollars (around 467 euros) and a 90-day license suspension.

Jessica Biel, with whom he had two children, said she was “shocked” and “extremely upset” by this arrest while she was filming in Manhattan for a film, according to Us Weekly. Justin Timberlake has admitted to suffering from “excessive drinking” in the past.

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