Joey Fatone Says He Thought Justin Timberlake Was Going to Rejoin *NSYNC After ‘Justified’ Tour

 American Pop singers Justin Timberlake, Joey Fatone all of the group N'Sync, pose in matching outfits, Boston, Massachusetts, 1998
Justin Timberlake and Joey Fatone in 1998.Photograph:

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Joey Fatone didn’t anticipate to say “Bye, Bye, Bye” to *NSYNC when he did. 

The singer/TV persona, 46, opened as much as Yahoo! Leisure in an interview that was revealed on Tuesday about his *NSYNC bandmate Justin Timberlake’s choice to go solo and their eventual break up. He admitted that, though he wasn’t “blindsided” by the band’s hiatus, he was by the extent that Timberlake, 42, was occupied along with his particular person profession.

“I used to be not blindsided by the breakup; I used to be extra blindsided so far as him popping out with music and never figuring out that he was going to go and do an precise album/tour factor,” Fatone instructed the outlet. 

He continued, “It was extra of, ‘Hey, I will do some music, after which we’ll get again collectively.’ That is what that was.”

The singer shared that he and his bandmates thought *NSNYC was going to renew as regular after the “SexyBack” artist returned from his Justified World Tour, which lasted from Might 2003 to June 2004 and adopted the discharge of his debut solo effort of the identical identify. “We thought he was simply going to exit and simply come again after the [Justified] tour. I used to be like, OK. However he went on tour after which issues began going.”

Pop group *NSYNC, (clockwise L) JC Chasez, Chris Kirkpatrick,Lance Bass, JustinTimberlake, and Joey Fatone pose for an August 1999 portrait in Los Angeles, California.
*NSYNC in 1999.

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The Dancing with the Starsrunner-up additionally clarified that he understands now that the modifications the pop band went by weren’t solely his bandmate’s selection. “And it wasn’t him — it was the file firm,” Fatone defined. “If it was him, then I would perceive it. Whenever you’re youthful, you suppose it is that individual. However you then have a look at the entire larger scheme of issues, and also you go, ‘Oh, that’s why I wasn’t there for that.’ That is the enterprise. OK, I get it.”

Fatone additionally instructed Yahoo! Leisure that the band’s hiatus ended up being optimistic, so he might do his “personal factor,” together with Broadway and TV. “That is the gorgeous half about it: My profession and my life led me some other place, and I am good and I am pleased with it,” he stated. 

*NSNYC reunited with their first music in over 20 years final Friday. After teasing it for a number of weeks, the ‘90s icons launched “Higher Place,” an authentic single off theTrolls Band Collectively soundtrack. 

All 5 members of the beloved group — Fatone, Timberlake, Chris Kirkpatrick, JC Chasez and Lance Bass — seem on the music, which is an infectious banger that calls again their early boy band sound and has a up to date disco-pop beat. 

Though the “Tearin’ Up My Coronary heart” band has reunited previously — becoming a member of one another at their Hollywood Stroll of Fame ceremony in 2018 and teaming up in honor of Timberlake’s video vanguard award on the 2013 MTV VMAs — “Higher Place” was the primary time they dropped new music in a long time. 

The fivesome formally reunited this 12 months on the VMAs in September, the place they shocked followers as they appeared on stage collectively to current the award for finest pop video

Since then, they’ve shared a handful of enjoyable, heartful posts on social media celebrating getting again collectively.

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