Justin Timberlake was named best international male solo artist at the Brit awards (the UK's version of the Grammys) on Wednesday, and used the opportunity to jokingly warn the audience about the perils of drinking.
"Thank you very much for this," Timberlake, 26, said via video link. "I'm very flattered. I'm actually on tour so I couldn't be there. Everyone have a great night. Stop drinking! You know who you are. I'm speaking to you. You are going to get sloppy." Then, referring to a British tabloid, he joked, "OK! magazine is going to say something bad about you."
Since he wasn't on hand to receive his engraved statuette, he continued: "I accept this mock award right now. And if someone doesn't send me my real Brit in the mail, there will be hell to pay!"