Russell Brand deported from Japan, wife Katy Perry tweets
The "Arthur" star visited the tsunami-ravaged country to see Perry on her "California Dreams" tour, which has stops in Nagoya, Tokyo and Osa, but Brand was ousted soon after his arrival.
"So...my husband just got deported from Japan. I am so. sad. I brought him all this way to show him my favorite place," Perry tweeted. "It was for priors from over 10 years ago! ...But of COURSE I [love] my Japanese fans & the show #MUSTGOON no matter the daily aftershocks or husband kidnappings!"
Welcome, to the drug-related deported celebrities club, Russell. Paris Hilton feels your pain.
Brand, an admitted sex and drug addict, cleaned up his act before marrying Perry last October, but has a history of priors in England. He was also arrested in 2010 on suspicion of attacking a paparazzo at the Los Angeles International Airport. Yet Brand seemed to take his most recent predicament in stride.
"Planning escape from Japanese custody. It's bloody hard to dig a tunnel with a chopstick," he offered.
Brand's previous infractions include 11 separate occasions in connection with drug offenses and public indecency, according to RadarOnline. He's openly acknowledged the arrests before, but Tokyo immigration officials did not comment on the incident because of privacy issues, reports said.
"Stockholm syndrome kicking in. Just asked my guard out for (vegetarian) sushi. He giggled," Brand added. "Alcatraz! Shawshank Redemption! And now this! Ah, sweet blue bird of freedom!" he tweeted once the incident was over.
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Photo: Russell Brand at "Bedtime Stories" premiere in 2008. Credit: Jewel Samad / AFP / Getty Images