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Timberlake pauses Texas concert to check on fan in distress

Justin Timberlake put the brakes on his Austin, Texas, show on June 1 when he noticed a fan in distress.

The American musician was singing his 2002 hit Cry Me A River when he urgently gestured for his security team to check on the concertgoer, who was about five rows from the stage.

Timberlake then called for the house lights to be switched on. “Sorry, everyone. One second. We need some assistance right here,” said the 43-year-old singer in a video shared on TikTok on June 2.

It was unclear what medical emergency the fan was experiencing, but the concertgoers around the area later signalled to Timberlake that things were all right.

“Are we okay? No, no problem,” said the former NSync boy band singer.

According to American tabloid TMZ, eyewitnesses said paramedics were not called to the scene and the fan finished watching the concert.

Many people commented on the video, praising the star’s swift action. One person wrote that as a paramedic who worked in many concerts, Timberlake’s response was “very helpful”. “I have nothing but respect for him for this. It helps us out a lot. Thank you.”

The 10-time Grammy Award winner – who released his latest album Everything I Thought It Was in March – is on his The Forget Tomorrow World Tour, which kicked off in April and is set to run through December. It is his first concert tour since Man Of The Woods in 2019.


Replying to @shellbell4190 The fan was ok! 🙏 “The singer-songwriter hit the stage at the Moody Center at Austin -- Saturday night ... and, during his show, he stopped and shouted for the house lights to come up.” - @TMZ #justintimberlake #forgettomorrowtour @Justin Timberlake

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