Russell Brand detained by US immigration officials

- Posted in America by Visa Bureauon 13 October 2010

Brand flew from London to New York after the British premiere of his latest movie Despicable Me ahead of a planned appearance on Howard Stern's radio show on Tuesday morning.

After he landed he was held by US immigration officials and questioned before later being released and allowed to enter the country.

While in detention Brand used Twitter to update fans about his dilemma saying "Held in US immigration. Little do they know I'm singing God Save The Queen in my head."

US Immigration officials reportedly detained the star because of his arrest and charge of battery last month in Los Angeles following an alleged clash with a photographer at the airport.

Brand is to appear at a hearing in LA next month over the incident but is likely to receive a reprimand.

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