Pop star Justin Timberlake narrowly dodged a red carpet disaster when a TV cameraman dropped a microphone boom dangerously close to his head at the premiere of his new movie.
The singer/actor was in New York on Friday night to attend the world premiere of his new movie The Social Network, when he almost got injured, reported Contactmusic.
The Sexy Back hitmaker was talking to reporters about his role as Napster founder Sean Parker in the film, which chronicles the early days of social networking site Facebook, when a soundman lost his grip on the prop.
Timberlake promptly ducked out of the way to avoid a potential injury.But ever the professional, the 28-year-old star refused to let the close call disrupt his interviews and he continued on to promote the picture, which also stars Jesse Eisenberg and Andrew Garfield.
The special screening was the world premiere of The Social Network and served as the official opening of the 2010 New York Film Festival.