Justin Timberlake Serenades Ellen DeGeneres on Her 60th Birthday
The pop star also welcomed the talk-show host to join him during his Super Bowl halftime performance.
Happy birthday, Ellen!
On Friday’s (Jan. 26) episode of the Ellen DeGeneres Show, her old pal Justin Timberlake appeared live via satellite to serenade the talk-show host with his special version of “Happy Birthday” for the star’s 60th birthday.
Donning a white beanie and sitting in front of his band, The Tennessee Kids, Timberlake revealed he was busy rehearsing for the Super Bowl halftime show and his upcoming Man of the Woods tour and told DeGeneres “I’m so sorry I can’t be there to kick off your birthday week.”
DeGeneres questioned the “Filthy” singer about his upcoming performance and asked if he had any plans to bring guests onstage with him at the halftime show on Feb. 4 in Minneapolis. Timberlake remained coy, but welcomed DeGeneres to come out and join him for the gig.
“I’m really great with lyrics so I can sing along with you,” DeGeneres said before Timberlake chimed in and told the comedian “you’re very good at dancing too and we all know that.”
The former *NSYNC singer then revealed that he sent DeGeneres a birthday gift, which sent a crewmember backstage to retrieve a beautiful bouquet of stunning, lightly colored pink flowers.
DeGeneres thanked Timberlake, as he then proceeded to sing “Happy Birthday” with The Tennessee Kids and DeGeneres’ studio audience.
"Thank you for doing this," the host shared. "I can't wait to see you. I'm sure everyone is excited for the halftime show."
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