Justin Timberlake Apologizes to Upset Fans on ‘Tonight Show’

Superstar Justin Timberlake has had a wild run of success since appearing on The New Mickey Mouse Club with co-stars Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera in 1993. Just two years later, Timberlake helped form the boy band ‘N Sync and became one of the nation’s most popular teen heartthrobs. After boy bands bit the dust in the late ‘90s, Timberlake decided to go solo. His first solo album, Justified, was released in 2002 and sold more than seven million copies. Since then, the star has seemed untouchable, receiving accolades not only for his singing and entertaining prowess but for his acting skills as well. However, health issues recently forced the star to reschedule a highly anticipated concert in New York’s Madison Square Garden and to postpone another concert in Buffalo’s First Niagara Center. Justin Timberlake recently used his time on The Tonight Show with new host Jimmy Fallon to apologize to his upset fans.

The first of the two concerts Timberlake postponed was scheduled to take place at New York’s Madison Square Garden at 8 p.m. on Wednesday evening. However, about two and half hours before the concert was supposed to start, Timberlake tweeted to fans that the show could not go on due to an unspecified health issue. Madison Square Garden offered refunds for disgruntled fans, some of whom reportedly coughed up a considerable amount of money to travel to the venue for the event. Although concerts are sometimes canceled or rescheduled due to unforeseen circumstances, some fans remain furious with Timberlake’s last minute announcement. Timberlake hit the stage at Madison Square Garden on Thursday night instead and reportedly rocked out a commendable concert.

Unfortunately, the postponement of the Madison Square Garden concert resulted in the rescheduling of another concert as well. Originally scheduled to take place on February 22, Timberlake’s appearance at the First Niagara Center in Buffalo has been postponed to July 9. All tickets will be honored, and refunds can be obtained at the place of purchase. Justin Timberlake, who appeared on The Tonight Show Friday night with host Jimmy Fallon, took a moment to apologize to any upset fans.

According to a video segment posted by The Buffalo News, Timberlake promised fans an epic party on July 9, telling concert-goers that they had “better be ready.” After apologizing for the postponement, Timberlake joked that, if anyone is left unsatisfied after the concert, “Jimmy Fallon is going to come to your house and give you a full body massage complete with hot wax.”

After taking a moment on The Tonight Show to apologize to upset fans, Justin Timberlake promised to make it up to concert-goers by giving them a show to remember. The July 9 concert at Buffalo’s First Niagara Center will mark the opening performance of the summer leg of Timberlake’s 20/20 Experience tour. The 20/20 Experience was released in March of 2013 and is Timberlake’s third studio album. So far, reviews of Timberlake’s tour around the world seem positive, with many fans saying that seeing the extraordinary entertainer live and in action is more than worth the wait.

By Katie Bloomstrom


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One Response to "Justin Timberlake Apologizes to Upset Fans on ‘Tonight Show’"

  1. Jacob Balsius   February 24, 2014 at 6:00 am

    “Unspecified health issues” is bullsh*t. He is a terrific performer and person, and owes the fans an explanation for so late a cancellation.

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