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Justin Timberlake Arrested for DWI in New York

U.S. singer-songwriter Justin Timberlake attends the 2019 Songwriters Hall Of Fame Gala at The New York Marriott Marquis on June 13, 2019 in New York City. (Angela Weiss/AFP/Getty Images North America/TNS)

Justin Timberlake was arrested on Monday night in Sag Harbor on New York’s Long Island, police confirm to Variety.

The singer was scheduled to be arraigned on at least one DWI charge on Tuesday morning, a Sag Harbor police spokesperson confirmed. A police rep told NBC that Timberlake was still in custody as of Tuesday morning. The department was expected to release a formal statement later on Tuesday, the rep said.

Multiple reps for the singer did not immediately respond to Variety‘s requests for comment. The incident appears to be Timberlake’s first arrest.

Timberlake is currently on his “Forget Tomorrow” world tour in support of his latest album, “Everything I Thought It Was,” which was released in March. He is scheduled to perform concerts at Chicago’s United Center on Friday and Saturday, and at New York’s Madison Square Garden next week. The North American leg of the tour wraps on July 9 in Kentucky; it then is scheduled to continue in Europe from the end of July through September before returning to North America in October, with the last date slated for Dec. 20 in Kansas City.

The album, Timberlake’s first since his poorly received 2018 set “Man of the Woods,” met with a middling commercial and critical response, but the tour has gotten rapturous reviews.

“At his essence, Timberlake is a consummate showman, educated in the school of boyband philosophy where precision is key,” Variety’s Steven J. Horowitz wrote of a show at the Kia Forum in Los Angeles. “At 43 years old, Timberlake is just as sharp and exact as he’s been throughout his decades-long career, hitting every cue and note with intent and purpose. He’s fresh off the release of his sixth solo album ‘Everything I Thought It Was,’ a sprawling project that often retreated to past tropes and musical habits, as well as the flurry of reputation-shaking headlines that dogged him the past few years,” referencing Timberlake’s alleged unkind treatment of Britney Spears when they were dating, and his allowing Janet Jackson to effectively take the blame for the infamous “wardrobe malfunction” during their performance together at the 2004 Super Bowl Halftime show.

Additional reporting by Ethan Shanfeld.

“But none of that existed in the world he created for his electrifying performance in L.A., where throngs of millennials gathered to relive hits of the past and engage with newer, less familiar material. His last tour, in support of his 2018 album “Man of the Woods,” was an interactive affair built on a stage that snaked through the audience. For Forget Tomorrow, Timberlake opted for a simpler, more traditional assembly, with a front-venue stage and a raised platform in the back that he graced for a more acoustic set of songs. A mobile monolith that hovered above and behind him for much of the set added technical flair, flashing images of Timberlake that accented songs with a psychedelic lilt.”

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