Why was Justin Timberlake arrested? Singer remains in police custody in Long Island, New York

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Justin Timberlake arrested for an alleged DUI in Long Island (Image via Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images)

Pop sensation Justin Timberlake was arrested for allegedly driving while intoxicated or impaired after leaving the American Hotel in Sag Harbor, Long Island, New York. A representative for the Sag Harbor Police Department confirmed the singer remains under police custody as of June 18, 2024, and the department will be issuing a statement on Tuesday.

According to People Magazine, a source confirmed that no one was hurt. Justin Timberlake is due in court on June 18 for his alleged DUI. No further details regarding the case were known at the time of writing this article.

His arrest came after the singer celebrated Father's Day on June 16, calling his sons his "2 greatest gifts" on Instagram.

"I learn more about myself everyday just because you both chose me to be your Daddy. 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," he wrote.

Justin Timberlake shares his sons, Silas, aged nine, and Phineas, aged three, with his wife, Jessica Biel.

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Justin Timberlake is currently on tour to promote his sixth studio album

Justin Timberlake is currently on 'The Forget Tomorrow World Tour' to promote his sixth solo studio album, Everything I Thought It Was, released on March 15, 2024. The NSYNC alum is scheduled to perform at the United Center in Chicago on June 21 and 22.

The tour was announced on January 25, when Justin Timberlake appeared on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon to promote his new single and album. 'The Forget Tomorrow World Tour,' Timberlake's seventh headlining concert tour and first one in five years, kicked off at the Rodgers Arena in Vancouver on April 29, 2024.

According to People Magazine, the 43-year-old singer's tour included a 29-song setlist spanning his decades-long discography, including old hits like My Love, Cry Me a River, Suit & Tie, Rock Your Body, and SexyBack, as well as new songs from his latest album.

The American leg of 'The Forget Tomorrow World Tour' will include pit stops in locations like New York's Madison Square Garden, Inglewood's Kia Forum, and Atlanta's State Farm Arena before concluding at the Rupp Arena in Lexington on July 9, 2024.

From July 26 to September 7, Justin Timberlake will tour Europe and the UK, with shows in Poland, Germany, Belgium, England, the Netherlands, Denmark, Sweden, France, Manchester, Antwerp, Birmingham, and London.

He will return to North America for the second leg on October 4. The tour will conclude at the T-Mobile Center in Kansas City on December 20, 2024.

In a January interview with Apple Music's Zane Lowe, Justin Timberlake revealed that he had to shortlist 18 songs from the 100 he had written for the album Everything I Thought It Was. Calling the album his "best work," Timberlake elaborated on engaging with his perspective, adding:

"I was able, on some of the songs, to look back at the past and have a real, not a refracted perspective of what it was because they always say ... you always hear that thing about, well, there's never any truth, there's just everybody's perspective of what happened. But to really look at it and be able to metabolize and verbalize my perspective on it, I don't think I've ever really done that before."

Everything I Thought It Was debuted at No. 4 on the Billboard 200 after its release on March 15.

Edited by Dev Sharma
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