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Justin Timberlake Addresses DWI Arrest As He Resumes Tour in Chicago: ‘It’s Been a Tough Week’

Just like I said he would, Justin Timberlake addressed his Tuesday morning DWI arrest during his Forget Tomorrow tour stop in Chicago last night.

“It’s been a tough week,” Timberlake told the United Center crowd. “I know I’m hard to love sometimes but you keep loving me right back.”

Timberlake made the remarks during a message to his fans, where he stressed they’ve both been through the “ups-and-downs and lefts-and-rights.”

Page Six was told that during his arrest, Timberlake, 43, voiced his concern that the traffic stop would “ruin the tour.” He is currently on his Forget Tomorrow World Tour, which kicked off in Vancouver, British Columbia on April 29 and has stops in more than 50 cities.

However, on Thursday, a music industry insider informed Page Six the legal incident would not affect the ongoing tour and that he would “continue promotion for his album [‘Everything I Thought It Was’] as planned, which, of course, includes his tour dates.”

His Chicago tour stops, which include Friday and Saturday nights, mark his first concerts following his short stint in prison.

The 10-time Grammy winner was arrested in Sag Harbor, NY, shortly after midnight Tuesday while traveling back to his hotel from a dinner with his friends at the American Hotel, per Page Six’s sources.

An officer pulled him over after he blatantly blew through a stop sign and swerved across the road.

According to the criminal complaint, he refused a breathalyzer test at the scene and “performed poorly” on his field sobriety tests.

Furthermore, he had “bloodshot and glassy” eyes, a “strong odor” of alcohol in his breath and “slowed speech” — all tell-tale signs of intoxication.

Speaking directly to his fans was the right PR move on his part.

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