Already back in his Suit & Tie! Justin Timberlake returns to stage after ‘health reasons’ force him to cancel previous night’s show
After ‘health reasons’ forced him to cancel his show on Wednesday night, Justin Timberlake came back fighting the following day as he took to the stage at New York’s Madison Square Garden as scheduled.
Looking dapper in a black tux, the singer looked to be fighting fit as he danced around with a number of dancers as part of his 20/20 Experience Tour.
The Suit & Tie hitmaker’s cancelled gig has been rescheduled for Friday, and he took to Twitter this week to apologise to fans for what happened.
Take Back The Night: Justin Timberlake took to the stage at Madison Square Garden in New York on Thursday after cancelling his Wednesday night’s show due to ‘health reasons’
‘It kills me to have to do this’, he told his 30.8 million followers. ‘I hope to see you all on Friday.’
The 33-year-old, who is married to actress Jessica Biel, looked dapper as he stepped out in a smart suit complete with purple patterned jacket.
He showed off his famous dance movies while singing some of his biggest hits after finishing off his look with bold, monochrome loafers.
Bringing Sexyback: The singer put on an energetic performance alongside his backing dancers as part if his 20/20 Experience tour
Back in action: The 33-year-old looked dapper in his black tux complete with patterned purple jacket and bow-tie
On the venue’s website, MSG informed ticketholders that they could get a refund if they wanted, starting on Thursday morning.
Justin is also said to perform a set ‘routine’ backstage before his gigs, which is thought to include two hours meditation and a ban on ‘talking’.
Speaking to The Sun on Sunday newspaper, an insider said: ‘Justin is really strict about routine before his gigs.
‘He believes keeping talking to a minimum and meditating gets him ‘in the zone’.
He’s got the moves: Justin has rescheduled Wednesday’s show for Friday, which was the first of his two concerts at the New York venue
‘It kills me to have to do this’: The former N-Sync star took to Twitter to apologise to fans after the announcement
‘The hanging upside down bit gets his heart rate going as last-minute preparation.’
However, Justin is still spontaneous – in November last year he brought fan Josh Clemons on stage so he could propose to his girlfriend Kim Martin.
He brought them onstage, telling Kim: ‘Josh called me earlier. He’s got something he wants to tell you.’
Looking well: Justin finished off his outfit with monochrome loafers as he showed off his dancing skills to the sell-out crowd
Hard news: He took to Twitter to give his fans the disappointing news on Wednesday
Routine upset: Speaking to The Sun on Sunday newspaper, an insider said: ‘Justin is really strict about routine before his gigs’
The singer then exited as Josh got down on one knee and made his proposal, which Kim accepted, sending the 22,000-strong crowd wild with cheers of congratulation.
Justin then returned, bringing the happy couple shots and leading fans in a toast.
He said: ‘This is for Josh and Kim. Louisville is for lovers, baby!’
Nursing him better? Justin, pictured with his wife Jessica Biel, is also said to perform a set ‘routine’ backstage which includes two hours meditation and a ban on ‘talking