You may want sit down for this. R&B crooner Anthony Hamilton was arrested for DWI early Sunday morning (Aug. 25) in North Carolina.

According to TMZ, the 42-year-old singer was pulled over by police around 2:30AM in Mecklenburg County, N.C., for speeding. The officer suspected that Hamilton was intoxicated and arrested him for driving while impaired.

He was later book and released under his own recognizance. No additional information was provided.

Hamilton is one of our most soulful crooners in the R&B game and rarely does he find himself in trouble with the law until now. We don't think this is a habitual thing, just an rare incident that we hope he won't repeat anytime soon.

Hamilton has been relatively quite on the music front. He is currently featured on the 'DJango Unchained' soundtrack on a song called 'Freedom' with singer Elayna Boynton.

The news of Hamilton's shocking arrest has launched an onslaught of comical reactions on Twitter.

"This Charlene fault," wrote one fan, giving a nod to Hamilton's 2004 hit single, 'Charlene.' Another commentator tweeted, "Bet you Anthony Hamilton had that holding cell sounding like Harpo's Juke Joint tho."

Jokes aside, we hope that Anthony Hamilton has learned his lesson and not get behind the wheel intoxicated.