Justin Timberlake Postpones Concert; Offers Apology

    February 24, 2014
    Brian Powell
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Whether you admit it or not, you are a fan of Justin Timberlake. Hell, everyone is – whether it be a deep fandom rooted in his N’Sync days or a recently found admiration of the new and improved classy-version of JT; Justin Timberlake is one of the hottest tickets in show business today.

Thus, whenever Timberlake announced that he must reschedule his Wednesday night show at Madison Square Garden due to health reasons, thousands of fans were extremely disappointed:

Unfortunately for fans, JT’s rescheduling of his concert at MSG on Wednesday day also forced him to reschedule a concert in Buffalo previously scheduled for Sunday: “I thought everyone who played hockey was still in Sochi, but apparently they come back pretty soon and the Buffalo Sabres… we have to deal with so many schedules… and so I had to move the show, like, all the way to the summer. I feel really bad.”

Timberlake felt so bad, in fact, that he offered a public apology to the city of Buffalo during his appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Friday night:

(Here is a convenient transcript of his apology for those of you unfortunate enough to not have access to sound):

“Hi, Buffalo. I’m Justin Timberlake and I want to say I’m sorry for postponing my concert this Saturday. And I know what you’re thinking: ‘I don’t want an apology, I want a concert.’ Trust me, I hear you Buffalo. But there’s no reason to raise your voice. We’ve got a good thing going, and I don’t want to mess that up. So I’ll tell you what I’m going to do. I’m coming back July 9th and you’d better be ready. Because we’re going to party – we’re going to party hard. That’s a guarantee. And if for some reason, you’re not satisfied, Jimmy Fallon will come to your house and give you a full body massage. I’m talking hot stones, wax, everything! So I’ll see you this summer, Buffalo!”

JT and Fallon followed-up the apology with their version of the “History of Rap: Part 5.” Last March, fans of Fallon might have thought they had seen the last of such antics from Fallon and Timberlake after JT stated that “…this is the last time,” when Fallon asked if he would perform the skit with him once again, to which Fallon responded, “Until the next time we do this.”


Timberlake and Fallon are known for their variety musical skits, such as their Evolution of End Zone Dancing:

All of these routines make one wonder when JT and Fallon will go meta-skit and film an evolution / history of their oddly, and sometimes awkwardly, close relationship. Only time will tell.

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  • Luzfashion0617

    I love them together!<3

  • suki

    if he is well enough to be on fallon why can’t he do the concerts?

    • Tiffany Gillum

      The night he was on fallon was the night he rescheduled the concert for. After Fallon he was going to the rescheduled concert. Did you actually watch him on Fallon?! Clearly not.

  • Lyndsie2980

    He’s a human being just like the rest of us! He too gets sick, injured, has family emergencies etc. Just like most of us need to take a day off of work here and there for unforeseen circumstances, so does he….being a celebrity doesn’t make him ( or any other celeb ) immune from “life” so quit bitching and leave the guy alone!!!!

  • NYCBlue

    If anyone saw him on Fallon he was clearly ill and looked more pale than he already is. He even commented on he was on some very strong meds and should not even really be on TV. It was obvious that he had take a day to get dosed up on meds to push through. He did Fallon which tapes at 5:00 p.m and then left there to do the rescheduled show. He was sick one day for crying out loud. Yes it sucks, but he is one of the most decent guys and entertainers in the business. Hope no one on here ever gets sick and the most that have to deal with is walking from their couch to their bedroom, much less put on a 2 1/2 non-stop show at Madison Square Garden.

  • JT Fan

    Justin Timberlake is a true professional. Like most artists they will power through concert after concert until their voice starts to crack and then their body physically tells them – No more and shuts down. Fans need to realise that these artists are only human, they have grueling travel schedules including rehearsals singing and dancing and when sickness hits them, they need to rest. The decision to postpone a show is not an easy decision for any artist. Justin did not look well on the Jimmy Fallon show, however he powered through the show and sang with in true style.
    Hopefully he will get the rest he needs in order to continue on with his tour. Just think if you had to perform in the way he did, day after day and sickness was to hit you, would you be at work everyday?