Timbaland still has bullet lodged in his neck after shooting: ‘Blessed to be here’

Timbaland still has bullet lodged in his neck after shooting: ‘Blessed to be here’

Timbaland claims he still has a bullet in his neck after being shot nearly four decades ago.

The 51-year-old hitmaker reminisced on Andy Coulson’s “Crisis What Crisis?” podcast about being accidentally shot by a Red Lobster co-worker in 1986, which temporarily paralyzed his arm.

“This guy was going to fight one of my friends, and he brought a gun …he pulls it out and shows me. And it went off, and it shot me, grazed my neck. It went in from an angle and I flinched,” Timbaland, whose real name is Timothy Mosley, told the journalist.

“I couldn’t feel my arm. My arm went dead. It hit the nerve, just boom, just dead, you know? Thinking back now it’s just like wow, you know, it was just like boom, it was just like that.”

“The Way I Are” producer continued, “The bullet’s still in me. I’m just like, it’s a part of me, you know? So I can never disconnect. Having that bullet in me…keeps reminding me why I’m blessed to be here, and what’s my purpose, that I have to serve going forward.”

Timbaland poses during the 2nd award ceremony of the International Professional Music Award ‘BraVo’ in the field of popular music at the State Kremlin Palace in Moscow, Russia in 2019.
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“Some scars are meant to be there, just for a reminder. People try to remove that baggage, sometimes baggage is meant to be there to help you go forward,” he continued.

Timbaland’s arm became paralyzed and he had to undergo physical therapy after the incident. Despite the serious injury, he still found a way to DJ.

“I still made a way to figure out things, you know?” he continued. “That’s the thing when you have a lot of drive; you want to try to figure out a way to face the problem.”

The Post has contacted reps for Timbaland for comment.

Timbaland in 2002.
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Timbaland has been making headlines as of late. Earlier this month, the “Give It To Me” artist faced backlash for claiming his longtime collaborator Justin Timberlake should have put a “muzzle” on “crazy” Britney Spears amid stories of the “Sexyback” crooner in her bombshell memoir.

In her memoir, “The Woman In Me,” Spears claimed that Timberlake cheated on her when they dated between 1999 and 2002, he broke up with her via text and he asked her to have an abortion even though if it was “left up” to Spears alone, she wouldn’t have gone through with the procedure.

Timbaland, for his part, later apologized for his comments.

Timbaland appears at the ZAR birthday celebration media briefing at the Hilton Hotel on May 30, 2011, in Durban, South Africa.
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“I’m sorry to all the Britney fans, even to her,” the music producer said on TikTok Live.

“You have a voice. You speak what you want to speak. Who am I to tell you what not to speak?”

“I was wrong for saying that,” he added.

Timbaland and Timberlake famously worked together on the 2002 song “Cry Me a River,” which was inspired by Timberlake and Spears’ nasty split.

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