Your past can haunt you at times when traveling. Actor Russell Brand found that out when he went to Japan to watch wife Katy Perry's concerts and was refused entry. His bad boy ways crushed his wife's hopes of connecting in person with her hubby.
Russell Brand, currently starring in the movie Arthur, is reported to have been turned away at Tokyo's Narita Airport because of his past criminal history. Japanese immigration officials would not comment on the reports due to privacy laws.
It's unclear if it was his past which of Brand's 12 prior arrests from heroin addiction or indecent exposure arrest is behind being turned away from entering the country but it shows that being famous doesn't get you any favors in Japan.
The first news out about the incident came when Perry tweeted:
"So...my husband just got deported from Japan. I am so. sad. I brought him all this way to show him my favorite place"
She followed that message up explaining the situation:
"It was for priors over 10 years ago!"Brand also turned to Twitter with his wit showing through:
Russell Brand's twitter account
"Planning escape from Japanese custody. It's bloody hard to dig a tunnel with a chopstick"
"Stockholm syndrome kicking in. Just asked my guard out for (vegetarian) sushi. He giggled."
Finally Brand was free:
"Alcatraz! Shawshank Redemption! And now this! Ah, sweet blue bird of freedom! "
Despite her husband's deportation Perry showed that the show must go on:
"..But of COURSE I ♥ my Japanese fans & the show #MUSTGOON no matter the daily aftershocks or husband kidnappings!"
It's not the first time Brand has seen trouble at an airport. Last September he was arrested when he allegedly attacked a photographer at LAX.
Perry is performing in Tokyo, Osaka and Nagoya.