Russell Brand refused entry into Canada

Officials stop comedian/actor from coming into the country

Russell Brand has been forced to postpone a show in Canada after border officials refused him entry into the country.

The comedian and actor had been expected to perform at the Casino Rama in Ontario but the venue said the show had been “postponed due to a travel issue being experienced by the artist”.

In a message posted on his official website Russellbrand.tv, Brand said: “Tonight’s (October 1) Casino Rama show postponed. I’m sorry. I can’t enter Canada. We must abolish the borders between our nations AND our minds.”

Hours before the gig was cancelled, he also posted on his Twitter page Twitter.com/rustyrockets: “HELP! I’m gonna be late for Casino Rama show unless someone can force Canadian customs officials to let us land in Orillia.”

He added: “Let me in! I must perform at Casino Rama, Orillia tonight at 9 for 5,000 Canadians!”

In May Brand was deported from Japan due to his criminal past and at the time his wife Katy Perry tweeted: “It was for priors from over 10 years ago.”