Justin Bieber is having a bad month.
The teen pop star’s pet monkey was seized by custom officials in Germany and quarantined after he arrived in the country, the Associated Press reports. The capuchin monkey and 19th-birthday present, Mally, was taken when Bieber landed at Munich Airport to play a string of concerts throughout Europe. Bieber had brought the monkey to Germany aboard a private jet but had neglected to obtain the necessary documents, including a health certificate, to bring the pet into the country.
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“Justin Bieber brought his monkey to Germany, but had no official paperwork with him,” the airport’s spokesman, Thomas Meister, said. “We were forced to confiscate the animal.” Bieber will reportedly be charged with a fine, which could be as high as $17,000, and he will have to pay the costs of the quarantine.
This comes on the heels of Bieber’s bad month, including being booed after showing up late to a concert in London, being taken to the hospital with breathing difficulty, fighting with a photographer and the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department considering whether or not to prosecute the “Beauty and a Beat” singer for reportedly spitting on a neighbor. But he seems to be in good humor nonetheless, pranking TMZ on April Fools’ Day by tweeting the phone number of the entertainment website’s tip line instead of the number for the radio show that was interviewing him.
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