Justin Timberlake: “Lance is one of my greatest friends”

Ex boy band mate Justin Timberlake couldn’t care a whit about who his fellow ‘N Sync singer Lance Bass is in love with.

The former ‘N Sync band mate Lance Bass, who recently revealed he was gay in the new issue of People, has Timberlake’s total support and friendship.

“Lance is one of my great friends,” Timberlake said in a statement issued by publicist, Ken Sunshine. “I support him and wish him all the happiness in the world.”

According to People, Bass hesitated to come out during his time with ‘N Sync: “I knew that I was in this popular band, and I had four other guys’ careers in my hand, and I knew that if I ever acted on it or even said (that I was gay), it would overpower everything.”

There had been published reports of Bass being sighted at Gay bars in Provincetown, Cape Cod Massachusetts prior to Bass’ planned public announcement.

Joey Fatone from N’Sync also has kind words for Bass: “He took years to really think about how he was going to tell everyone. I back him up 100 percent.” Reported by People Magazine.

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