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Justin Timberlake: St. Jude's hospital thanks singer for visiting kids

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Accompanied by Memphis Grizzlies basketball players Marc Gasol and Mike Conley, Justin Timberlake visited the kids of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital during a trip to the city.

The NBA Cares Twitter account posted a photo of the celebs at the facility using the hashtag #Hoops4StJude, referencing the NBA’s efforts to raise awareness of the hospital’s work. “Thanks so much for visiting and spending time with the kids of St. Jude,” read a statement from St. Jude on social media.



“What a day!,” Timberlake responded. “Truly an amazing place that does amazing work for kids!”


Timberlake is in his native Tennessee as one of several inductees of the Memphis Music Hall of Fame. The singer-actor will be introduced by executive director John Doyle and Timberlake’s longtime buddy Jimmy Fallon