Joey Fatone’s nervy ‘N Sync bluff

Joey Fatone

Joey Fatone hasn’t been asked about an ‘N Sync reunion “as far as he knows”.

Eleven years on from the boyband splitting up, rumors have been flying that they will reunite at the MTV VMAs this weekend.

Group member Justin Timberlake will be honored with the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award at Sunday’s ceremony and is planning a special performance.

But whether that will include ex bandmates Joey, Lance Bass, JC Chasez and Chris Kirkpatrick is still a mystery.

As Joey arrived in New York – where the awards show is being held – he appeared to dismiss the speculation.

“Why the hell would I attend? I get text messages at like seven in the morning asking if it’s true that we’re performing. I was in California and I [didn't] know where the hell Justin [was]. As far as I know I haven’t got a phone call or anything, just like his wedding!” he laughed to TMZ, in reference to the band members’ jokey suggestions they didn’t know Justin was marrying Jessica Biel last year.

The star was giggling as he spoke and refused to look at the camera properly, leading to claims Joey was desperate to cover up the surprise performance. He alleged he is only in New York to spend time with family.

Speculation mounted when some of the boys went to watch Justin’s show in Miami recently. Joey, Lance and Chris posed for an Instagram snap of them enjoying the set.

Lance tackled the gossip on his Sirius radio show this week, but again didn’t confirm or deny the reports.

“Of course people are automatically going to think we’re going to be there performing, but this is exactly how it happened and I knew these rumors were going to fly,” he said.

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