The British comic was unceremoniously ousted from the earthquake-ravaged Asian nation on Sunday after flying in to watch his pop star wife, singer Katy Perry, play a series of concert dates in Tokyo, Osaka, and Nagoya.
“So… my husband just got deported from Japan,” Perry Tweeted this morning, explaing that Japanese officials took the action “…for priors from over 10 years ago!”
It’s no secret. Russ, 35, has a storied history as a bad boy. The funny guy — who recently starred in a critically-panned remake of Dudley Moore’s Arthur — has used his years as a oversexed heroin act as fodder for his popular stand-up acts. He’s also had various run-ins with the law. Just last September, he was arrested after he allegedly attacked a particularly persistent papper. The charges were later dropped.
An immigration official in Tokyo refused to comment on Sunday’s deportation, telling AFP: “We don’t make comments on such a matter because of privacy concerns…”