Justin Timberlake revealed that he had a difficult childhood and started acting like an adult when he was only 13 in years old, after his show ‘The Mickey Mouse Club’ was cancelled in 1994.
The singer admitted this in his autobiographical book which was published on Tuesday. The book is called Hindsight: And all of the things I can see in front of me.
Before his highly successful music career, Timberlake was part of the Disney Channel show The All-New Mickey Mouse Club for two seasons. His co-stars on the show included prominent celebrities such as Ryan Gosling, Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera.
After the show got cancelled, the singer said in his book, “I came home a lot more sophisticated and aware than I had been before the show, but I tried to downplay it because I just wanted to seem like everyone else. I became the class clown, disrupting class with my bits, not caring if the teachers were mad, only wanting to be accepted by the other kids.”
He added: “I started getting in trouble. “
Timberlake was reckless even before the show ended. He revealed in his book that he and Gosling were up to no good when they were co stars.
“We had employee cards that gave us access to the theme parks for free. Ryan and I once stole a golf cart and drove it to the employee entrance for the Tower Of Terror.”
“We went on that ride 12 times in a row,” he added.
Timberlake’s book also talks about his music inspirations, his family life and his love life. He wrote about his wife, actress Jessica Biel, “She changed me. She changed my life”.
The singer grew up on the outskirts of Memphis, Tennessee, and he began writing music in his head from the age of two. After appearing on TV shows Star Search and All-New Mickey Mouse Club, Timberlake’s music career began once he became part the hit boy band *NSYNC.