Comic Brand deported from Japan, tweets pop star wife

22nd May 2011, Comments 0 comments

British comic actor Russell Brand was expelled from Japan on Sunday, his US pop star wife Katy Perry wrote on microblogging site Twitter as she arrived for a series of concerts.

"So... my husband just got deported from Japan," Perry tweeted, saying that the reason for the action "was for priors from over 10 years ago!"

"I brought him all this way to show him my favorite place," she added, without giving further details.

An immigration official in Tokyo declined to confirm her comments.

"We don't make comments on such a matter because of privacy concerns," the official told AFP.

The 35-year-old star of the remake of 1981 comedy "Arthur", who married Perry in October last year, has spoken openly in interviews and stand-up comedy shows about his prior drug use and promiscuity, and has had various run-ins with the law.

He was arrested in September last year after he allegedly attacked a photographer at Los Angeles International Airport.

The actor, who found fame in Britain fronting a reality TV show, got his big break in Hollywood in the film "Forgetting Sarah Marshall" which led to a starring role in 2010's "Get Him to the Greek".

A controversial career spanning presenting, journalism, acting and comedy saw him resign from BBC radio after being suspended for prank telephone calls he made to the actor Andrew Sachs.

Perry is in Japan to play a series of concert dates in Tokyo, Osaka and Nagoya.

© 2011 AFP

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